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NBC Today quoted Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, assistant professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, about her study in the journal Neurology that found having a paid job keeps women's memory sharp as they get older
Working for a paycheck may come with an extra benefit when it comes to women’s brain health.
Women who have spent time in the paid workforce during their adult lives — regardless of whether they were married or single, with or without children — have slower rates of memory decline after age 60 than women who did not work for pay, a new study has found.
Women who had children, in particular, saw these benefits even when they stopped working for years to raise kids and then returned to their paid jobs.