How do you feel about your age? Positively, or rather negatively? As a new study shows, this question seems to have far greater consequences than you might think! Researchers conducted a study to examine the impact of autosuggestion and positive thinking on cognition. A part of the almost 70 subjects (age of 60 and 70) was made believe that they were old by being told they had been assigned to the 60-90 age group while the other part was told they were young as they had been assigned to the 40-70 age group. During the second stage all participants took part in a test to diagnose dementia. It came out that 70% of people who had been driven into feeling old were diagnosed with a dementia related disorder, while this only applied to 14% of people from the second group.