• Higher level of education may not protect against dementia

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    Although prior research has shown that having a higher level of education may protect the brain against dementia, new evidence published in Neurology showed that education was not associated with onset or rate of accelerated decline in older adults who developed dementia.
    These findings indicated that the contribution of education to “cognitive reserve” may be limited to its link with level of cognitive function before old age, according to researchers.
    “Level of education is widely used as an indicator of cognitive reserve. That higher level of education is associated with
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