Further education improves cognitive reserve and triggers improvement in selective cognitive functions in older adults: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project

@inproceedings{Thow2018FurtherEI,
  title={Further education improves cognitive reserve and triggers improvement in selective cognitive functions in older adults: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project},
  author={Megan Thow and Mathew J. Summers and Nichole Louise Saunders and Jeffery J. Summers and Karen Ritchie and James Clement Vickers},
  booktitle={Alzheimer's & dementia},
  year={2018}
}
INTRODUCTION The strong link between early-life education and subsequent reduced risk of dementia suggests that education in later life could enhance cognitive function and may reduce age-related cognitive decline and protect against dementia. METHODS Episodic memory, working memory, executive function, and language processing performances were assessed annually over 4 years in 359 healthy older adults who attended university for a minimum of 12 months (intervention) and were compared against… CONTINUE READING