University of Minnesota leads national study on education's link to dementia

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Using a $12.8 million federal grant, researchers will contact 25,000 people who were originally part of U.S. Department of Education surveys in the 1960s and 1970s when they were in school.

Cognitive and memory tests will determine whether these people, now in their 50s, have signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. That data will be checked against their childhood education and experiences.