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