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Do Personality Traits in Teens Indicate Future Dementia Risk?
eMediNexus,  22 October 2019
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Having a vigorous, calm, and mature personality during adolescence has been associated with a lower risk for dementia in later life, new research suggests.

Investigators assessed personality traits in more than 80,000 individuals from a national sample of high school students in 1960 and found that adolescents who rated higher on the "vigor" scale were 7% less likely to be diagnosed with dementia 5 decades later. Calmness and maturity were also associated with lower dementia risk, but only in participants whose parents had higher socioeconomic status (SES). The study was published online October 16 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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