College-educated people develop dementia later in life, new study suggests (Newsweek)

Newsweek featured research by Eileen Crimmins of the USC Leonard Davis School that found college-educated Americans live longer without dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers found a college education was a strong indicator of more years spent with a healthy mind. “This association between the increase in college attainment and the decline in dementia prevalence is good news for people who have completed some higher education or earned a degree, but what does it mean for people who are less educated? They are more likely to develop dementia, and live longer with it,” Crimmins said.