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Quality of Childhood Schooling Affects Mental Decline Decades Later

Racial, Economic Education Disparities Could Result In Misdiagnoses

90.3 WBHM Birmingham-- Education affects how the brain ages, and when older people take cognitive tests, the results are compared to those of others with the same amount of schooling. But new UAB research shows that because of racial and economic disparities in education quality, that approach could be leading to disadvantaged people being diagnosed as impaired when they really aren't. Our Southern Education Desk reporter Dan Carsen sat down with Dr. Michael Crowe, who says the disparities in our schools are obvious:

~ Dan Carsen, July 3, 2012

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Photo of "Lifelong Learners" by Kate Melton, courtesy of Flickr and Nazareth College, Rochester, N.Y.

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