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Is education a demographic dividend? The role of cognitive reserve in dementia-related cognitive decline: a comparison of six longitudinal studies of ageing

Conference contribution
Authors Dorina Cadar
Blossom C. M. Stephan
Carol Jagger
Nikhil Sharma
Carole Dufouil
Wendy P. J. den Elzen
Jacobijn Gussekloo
Marja Aartsen
Martijn Huisman
Doorly Deeg
Boo Johansson
Nicole Kochan
Simone Reppermund
Perminder Sachdev
Henry Brodaty
Scott M. Hofer
Andrea M. Piccinin
Graciela Muniz-Terrera
Published in The Lancet
Volume 386
Issue Supplement 2
Pages S25
ISSN 0140-6736
Publisher Elsevier
Publication year 2015
Published at Department of Psychology
Pages S25
Language en
Subject categories Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology


BackgroundEducation, a marker for cognitive reserve, is thought to be associated with low risks of dementia, but less is known about its association with cognitive decline in preclinical stages of dementia. This study aimed to see whether higher education level could have a protective effect against faster cognitive decline in preclinical stages of dementia and whether this protection is consistent across six different studies around the world.

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