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Contributions of Educational Quality and Occupational Complexity on Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia

This study utilizes a lifecourse approach to evaluate the roles of education quality and occupational complexity on dementia risk and cognitive decline and to examine if patterns of educational quality and occupational complexity across the lifecourse drive racial and ethnic disparities present in dementia and late-life brain health. This study leverages information from the Kaiser Healthy Aging and Diverse Life Experiences (KHANDLE) study, which follows a diverse group of long-term members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California to evaluate the role of lifecourse health on cognitive decline, dementia, and brain imaging markers.

Investigator: Gilsanz, Paola

Funder: National Institute on Aging

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