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Recessions experienced in mid-life linked to higher risk of cognitive decline later on

Lay-offs and enforced part time work and lower paid, lower status jobs (downward job mobility), sparked by recessions, may explain the toll taken on cognitive ability - memory, verbal fluency, temporal orientation, and numeracy - the findings suggest.

Previous research suggests that working conditions may influence the potential to build up “cognitive reserve,” which… Recessions experienced in mid-life linked to higher risk of cognitive decline later on   



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