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Study Finds Education Plays a Role in Cognitive Decline

An interesting article in this week’s New York Times cites a recent medical study that finds dementia is less likely in those with at least a high school education.

Here is an excerpt of the article, with a link to read more.

The risk of developing dementia is decreasing for people with at least a high school education, according to an important new study that suggests that changes in lifestyle and improvements in physical health can help prevent or delay cognitive decline. The study, published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, provides the strongest evidence to date that a more educated population and better cardiovascular health are contributing to a decline in new dementia cases over time, or at least helping more people stave off dementia for longer. Read more.  



Posted in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, Perspectives on Alzheimer's on March 4, 2016

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