Education and dementia

The more education you have, the lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Eight to nine years of schooling gives better protection than six or seven, and more than ten years of education reduces the risk even further. These findings come from researchers at NTNU’s Department of Neuromedicine who are participating in a dementia research project called Trønderbrain.  But Sigrid Botne Sando, who is behind the study, does not preclude the possibility that school attendance is a marker for some other condition – such as lifestyle – that can affect the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.