The secret to living longer and better? Do not lie to age. American study reveals that those who age optimistically have the most protected mental health.
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Face advancing age positively.
This can be an effective way to protect mental health.
So says a new study from Yale University (United States).
The study followed 4,765 volunteers, with an average age of 72 years, for four years.
As a result, those with positive beliefs about old age were less likely to develop dementia.
The problem mainly afflicts older people.
And it is marked by memory loss and inability to perform tasks.
For the protective effect was found in all research participants.
Even among those who carried a gene that puts them most at risk.
Even with the predisposition, facing the elderly better led to almost 50% less propensity to develop the condition.
The study was published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.
The message is clear: positivity has enormous power.
Ignoring its influence is a luxury we cannot afford.
After all, optimistic people guarantee a longer and healthier life.
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