Study: Working women have better memory in later life

A new study shows women who work tend to have better memory later in life.

More than 6,000 women had their memory tested every two years for 12 years.

The results show that after the age of 60, memory decline was 50% greater among women who did not work.

A doctor with the Cleveland Clinic says the main takeaway is staying active and challenging yourself pays dividends as you age.

Keeping your mind active may also help with preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Women are at greater risk – and account for two-thirds of current cases.