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Loretta Platts

More elderly than expected are “unretiring”

New research has found that around one in four British retirees return to paid work or “unretire”, mostly within five years of retiring. Dr Loretta Platts at the Stress Research Institute is involved in this new study.

Healthy aging

Volunteering might reduce the chance of developing dementia

Individuals who decide to retire from the workforce, but start to volunteer instead, report substantially less cognitive complaints and are far less likely to be diagnosed with dementia compared to retired workers who do not volunteer.

Stockholm Stress Center
Teaser link to SLOSH – a longitudinal work environment survey