Having More Education Won’t Slow the Effects of Dementia, New Study Says


”Researchers are still trying to piece together how and why the brain starts failing in old age, but one thing seemed for sure: that having more education earlier in life could build up a robust enough brain reserve to slow down the…

  • Alice Perk
  • Time

But in a new study published in the journal Neurology, researchers found that education may not be as important in combating cognitive decline and dementia as they once thought.

In a study involving nearly 3,000 older people who were followed for an average of about eight years, the scientists found that attaining more education did not seem to protect people from…

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