Study Suggests Link Between Cynicism and Dementia

Study Suggests Link Between Cynicism and Dementia

Lonely seniors may be more likely to develop dementia, new research shows. (Alberto Pellaschiar/AP Photo)
Lonely seniors may be more likely to develop dementia, new research shows. (Alberto Pellaschiar/AP Photo)

 

(BBC) – People who have a cynical distrust of others, and think their motives are selfish, could have a higher risk of developing dementia, a study has said.

Researchers compared levels of cynical distrust in 622 people with the incidence of dementia.

They said people with high levels of distrust were twice as likely to develop dementia.

Experts said any findings that helped understand the disease were important, but called for larger studies.

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