Study: Every sixth person over 70 had dementia — low educational levels gave a 3- to 6-times greater risk
Women and the elderly with only a primary education are much more at risk than the highly educated. “Fortunately, there’s a great deal people can do preventatively,” a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) says.
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“Many of the first symptoms of dementia can be difficult to distinguish from normal ageing. That’s probably one of the reasons why people are uncertain as to whether they should contact their doctor with their problems,” says one researcher.