Education delays accelerated decline on a memory test in persons who develop dementia

  title={Education delays accelerated decline on a memory test in persons who develop dementia},
  author={Charles B. Hall and Carol A Derby and Aaron J. LeValley and Mindy Joy Katz and Joe Verghese and Richard B. Lipton},
  pages={1657 - 1664}
Objective: To test the cognitive reserve hypothesis by examining the effect of education on memory decline during the preclinical course of dementia. Background: Low education is a well known risk factor for Alzheimer disease (AD). Persons destined to develop AD experience an accelerated rate of decline in cognitive ability, particularly in memory. The cognitive reserve hypothesis predicts that persons with greater education begin to experience acceleration in cognitive decline closer to the… 

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