The Potential for Literacy to Shape Lifelong Cognitive Health

  title={The Potential for Literacy to Shape Lifelong Cognitive Health},
  author={Elizabeth A. L. Stine-Morrow and Erika K. Hussey and Shukhan Ng},
  journal={Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={100 - 92}
In light of population aging, an understanding of factors that promote lifelong cognitive resilience is urgent. There is considerable evidence that education early in the life span, which promotes the development of literacy skills, leads to cognitive health and longevity, but the ways in which activity engagement in later adulthood affects long-term cognitive health is not well understood. The literature on cognitive training focusing on ability and skill training has not only demonstrated the… 

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