Alzheimer's risk "falls by 11% for every year spent in education"

ducation reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a major study has concluded.

Researchers from Cambridge University found that the longer someone spends in school and university, the lower their risk of developing the condition.

For every year in education the odds of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s later in life drops 11 per cent, they calculated. Scientists believe complex thinking creates ‘cognitive reserve’ which helps ward off dementia.