Are mind numbing jobs associated with dementia ?


It’s the principle of “use it or lose it”.

Body muscle strength can be lost quickly if it is not used. That’s why many people try to go to Gym and exercise regularly.

The same principle seems to apply to the brain.

People who are using their brain regularly with stimulating jobs are better off than people who are doing mind numbing jobs when it comes to dementia later in life.

So if your are not using your brain that much in your job, perhaps you need a “brain Gym” outside your work !


BMJ Research: Cognitive stimulation in the workplace, plasma proteins, and risk of dementia: three analyses of population cohort studies
BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 19 August 2021)
Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1804.

BBC. Dull jobs really do numb the mind

Daily Mail. A boring job really CAN make you brain dead: Lack of stimulation ‘affects memory and concentration later in life’

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