Last week, I attended our yearly national conference on anti-aging, and as always, there was so much new and exciting information! One of the world’s experts on brain aging gave a statistic that we should all think about carefully.
If you live to 85 in our country, there is a 50% risk of developing a mental cognitive disease, including Alzheimer’s disease. This risk can be decreased by 5% yearly for every working year after age 65. This may mean that if you work until 75, your chance of cognitive loss decreases to 25%. What happens if you work to 90? This may cause us not to accept that gold watch at 65, so starting a new business endeavor at 70 may be perfect!