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Is alzheimer's more or less common in professors? Why?

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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: Less common

Higher education decreases the risk of developing alzheimer's disease.

In brief: Less common

Higher education decreases the risk of developing alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry

In brief: Neither

However, professors, by virtue of having a college education, have more cognitive reserve.
This means that it will take more disease (brain damage) before they show symptoms compared to someone who has not been to college.

In brief: Neither

However, professors, by virtue of having a college education, have more cognitive reserve.
This means that it will take more disease (brain damage) before they show symptoms compared to someone who has not been to college.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Dr. Horacio Capote
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