Study Finds Low-Income Workers Are More Likely to Suffer from Memory Decline and Dementia Later in Life

A new medical study reveals that low-wage workers are more likely to experience cognitive decline. (Shutterstock)

Low-income workers are more likely to suffer memory decline and face greater risk of dementia later in life, according to a new medical study released Tuesday.

“Our research provides new evidence that sustained exposure to low wages during peak earning years is associated with accelerated memory decline later in life,” said Katrina Kezios, a researcher at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

The findings, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, will be discussed Tuesday at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.

Low-wage jobs — persistent poverty — has long been associated with poor health outcomes such as depression, obesity, and hypertension.

These risk factors are associated with cognitive decline while aging.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Carl Campanile