Thursday, April 25, 2013

Why do you think there is a reduced incidence of Alzheimer's disease in highly educated people?

      The most common form of dementia, is Alzheimer's disease. Over time Alzheimer's disease gradually gets worse. I think highly educated individuals have a reduce incidence of Alzheimer's disease because higher education has an effect on the level of cognitive function, memory, and thinking skills. Science Daily (2012), "people with more education and more mentally demanding occupations may have protection against the memory loss that precedes Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the October 21, 2008, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology" (para. 1). Higher education protects or creates a buffer against the effects of dementia on cognitive reserves, or on the brain (Science Daily, 2012).

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1 comment:

  1. We hope that as we identify more and more genes involved in Alzheimer's disease, we’ll start to get a more complete picture of the pathogenic mechanisms that lead to disease, and this will hopefully aid in the development of more effective drug treatments. These treatments aren’t going to be developed today, or tomorrow, but we really have cause to hope that sufficient advances will have been made in 20-30 years time.

    Alzheimer’s clinic


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