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What personality traits are associated with lower dementia risk? 

Study offers new evidence

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Are certain personality traits associated with a lower risk of dementia? Image for illustration purposes
Are certain personality traits associated with a lower risk of dementia? Image for illustration purposes
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  • People whose personalities lean toward conscientiousness, extraversion, and positive affect are less likely to develop dementia, according to a new meta-study.
  • A reduction in the risk of dementia grows stronger with age for people with such personalities, says the meta-study.
  • Conversely, people whose personalities are more characterized by neuroticism and negative affect are more likely to develop dementia eventually.
  • While the researchers found the associations between personality type and dementia to be strong, autopsies of study participants did not find any suggestion of a link between personality and pathology.

A new meta-study — or study of other studies — from researchers at the University of California at Davis (UC–Davis) explores the effect one’s personality has on one’s risk of developing dementia

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