Overview of dementia
Whats brain health got to do with it?
Person centred dementia care- IN PROGRESS

Risk factors in early life- Education

Education, occupational complexity, and later life engagement in cognitive stimulating activities are considered to be protective against the risk of developing dementia (Kremen et al., 2019)- however the relationship is complicated. Most experts in the field believed that it was the length of time a person spent in education that was protective againest dementia.

But new research suggests that overall cognitive ability increases with education and peaks in early adulthood with very few educational associated gains after 20 years old (Livingstone et al., 2020). The impact of additional education on later-life cognition remains unclear (Kremen et al., 2019).