Boomers:  Are you months, or perhaps a few years away from retirement? Are you looking forward to that Rio vacation? Do you want to spend your retirement years at that country home, located miles away from the nearest hint of city life?  Sounds good to me, but before you receive the company wrist watch at your retirement party, you might consider the following article from Gina Kolata in the New York Times.

It seems retirement may not be the best thing for your cognitive health. Dr. Robert Willis, professor of economics at the University of Michigan and Susann Rohwedder, associate director of the Rand Center for the Study of Aging in Santa Monica, California, crunched some numbers that looked at the relationship between retirement and mental function.

While not all would agree with the findings by the two economists, it’s a fascinating subject that needs further evaluation.