New research shows Alzheimer’s a major concern for retirees

Results of new research in to attitudes towards developing Alzheimer’s in retirement has been published as part of the global initiative to increase awareness of the condition.

The publication of the study’s findings, which coincided with World Alzheimer’s Day on the 21st September, was conducted by investment and pension provider AEGON.

14,400 workers and 1,600 retired people spread over 15 countries were involved in the study. Among the findings of the study was that people in the UK were just as worried about developing the disease in retirement as they were about running out of money.

Cases of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are on the increase, a function of increased longevity. The study found that older people were more concerned about form of mental decline than their younger counterparts. Women, who partly due to their greater life expectancy are disproportionately affected by dementia, reported more concern than men in the study.

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You can read the original full article on the AEGON site *here.

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