College Researcher leads in dementia study
Professor Carol Brayne and Dr Hannah Keage lead a team of researchers from the UK and Finland that discovers why people who stay in education longer have a lower risk of developing dementia
Dr Hannah Keage, a Research Associate at St John's College, has co-authored the widely-reported study.
Dr Keage, quoted by the BBC News Website, said, "Previous research has shown that there is not a one-to-one relationship between being diagnosed with dementia during life and changes seen in the brain at death.
"One person may show lots of pathology in their brain while another shows very little, yet both may have had dementia.
"Our study shows education in early life appears to enable some people to cope with a lot of changes in their brain before showing dementia symptoms."