To the teens who think that studying is not so productive an activity, you are able to reap benefits right into your old age by staying attentive in school and by going through a longer period of education. Studies have found that the battle against Alzheimer’s starts at school age. Schooling keeps our brains productively engaged and promotes the continued growth of neural connections. The more neural connections established in youth, the greater buffer we develop against the onset of old-age brain diseases.
What about Alzheimer’s you may ask? Tangles and plagues form in our brains naturally as we age. To the more susceptible brains, the ability of memory recollection is impaired, leading to learning difficulties. Furthermore, the behaviour of individuals may be severely affected, and late-stage symptoms include the inability to carry on conversations. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s.
The next time that somebody goes “what’s the point, I won’t remember a thing after I graduate”, you can let that person know that he has acquired a sharper and a more durable brain.
Dailymail UK: The battle against Alzheimer’s starts at school age: Research pinpoints three key stages that help keep disease at bay