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January 3, 2018

Langa comments on links between Alzheimer’s disease and education attainment

Ken Langa comments in a question about the link between Alzheimer’s disease and education for HealthSmart in the Crookston Times: “…our study shows that people with more schooling have a better chance of fending off the disease. That’s because they typically have more “cognitive reserve,” which makes their brains more resistant to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.”

Langa’s original study, A Comparison of the Prevalence of Dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012, appeared in the January 2017 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.