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Older women at greater risk of dementia due poor access to education, study suggests

Older women could be at greater risk of dementia due to their lack of access to education, a new study suggests.

Inequalities in access to education in the early 20th century in the UK may have been partially responsible for increasing the risk, researchers said.

Experts at University College said that as education access improved over the century, the differences in cognitive ageing between men and women reduced.

They added the findings, published in the journal Lancet Public Health, shine a light on “the importance of equitable access to education” when it comes to public health.

Previous studies have found

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St. Coletta of Greater Washington’s CEO to retire after a 30-year career helping the disabled

Sharon Raimo started with a special education class 27 years ago. She transformed that class into St. Coletta of Greater Washington, an organization that serves over 900 developmentally disabled adults and children.

Sharon Raimo, a special education teacher, hired in 1993 to teach a class of 19 intellectually disabled students, managed for over 28 years to transform that classroom in an Arlington Catholic church basement into St. Coletta of Greater Washington — a nonsectarian, nonprofit agency serving intellectually disabled children and adults in D.C., northern Virginia and suburban Maryland.

Now, Raimo says she is retiring, effective Jan. 4.

She’s followed

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