Children with the APOE E4 gene perform lower on verbal and general IQ tests than their peers without the genetic risk factor. APOE E4 is a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. The study suggests the effects of the gene manifests before adulthood and could be the earliest biomarker for later vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease.
A new study reports your general cognitive ability as a young adult may be a strong predictor of your cognitive function later in life. Researchers report other factors, such as education level and intellectual activities only play a minor role in age related cognitive function.
A new study reports the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping and those with a higher level of education appear to have a lower risk of developing dementia.