People With a Strong Sense of Purpose in Life Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

I often speak on how important it is to have a strong purpose in life. Although there are many articles published on various studies, at the conclusion of this study on Alzheimer’s disease the research suggests a link between purpose in life and risk of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

The study comes from Dr Patricia Boyle and colleagues from the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Centre in Chicago, Illinois who carried out the research. The study was funded by the US National Institute on Aging, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and by the Robert C. Borwell Endowment Fund. The study was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Archives of General Psychiatry.

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Elayne Forgie, CMC