Highly educated patients are better able to manage Alzheimer's

06/3/2013 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

A study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine that used PET imaging showed highly educated people with mild cognitive impairment that later developed into Alzheimer's disease were able to better manage the disease than those patients who had attained lower educational levels. The findings indicate the importance of neural reserve and neural compensation in coping with disease progression, researchers said.

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