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People with More Education Recover Better From Traumatic Brain Injury

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Educated people appear to recover better from a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). This suggests that education helps protect the brain. Continue reading

How to Delay Dementia

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

You have probably heard that engaging in mentally stimulating activities helps fight against dementia, especially by delaying the onset of the disease. How do we know that? Here is a typical study, published in 2009, in which researchers examined how education and stimulating activities interact to fight against cognitive decline. Continue reading

More Education For More Brain Reserve

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

What is cognitive/brain reserve? The cognitive or reserve hypothesis states that individuals with more cognitive reserve can experience more Alzheimer’s disease pathology in the brain (more plaques and tangles) without showing symptoms of dementia, compared to individuals with less reserve. Continue reading