Building off the idea that exercising the brain improves cognition, a new study by Stony Brook University researchers reveals that higher education is associated with a later onset of Alzheimer’s-related cognitive declines. Specifically, the researchers found those who had four years more of education had 2.3 years of longer healthy life expectancy without Alzheimer’s-related symptoms. The study points to the conclusion that challenging your brain through learning and other activities can delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
Stony Brook University is a member of NYSERNet’s R&E network. Read more about the study here: https://news.stonybrook.edu/newsroom/study-finds-higher-education-linked-to-later-onset-alzheimers-related-decline/