Higher Education May Not Prevent Dementia Or Reduce Rate Of Progression, Study Indicates.

February 6, 2019

CNN (2/6, Scutti) reports that researchers found “a high level of education does not delay the start of dementia and does not slow the speed of decline.” The findings of the 2,899-participant study were published online in Neurology. Robert Wilson, the director of cognitive neurosciences at Rush Medical College and the study’s lead author, said that while educational achievement may not protect people from dementia, he recommended “continuing to read or vigorously challenge yourself with other pursuits and intellectually challenging occupations.”

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