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"Women who Work for pay Have Slower Memory Loss as They age, Study Finds"

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

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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.