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The risk of dementia is declining, according to an analysis of more than 21,000 people age 65 and older, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After looking at various factors that could account for this, researchers concluded that education plays the biggest role: the more educated a person, the less likely he or she is to develop Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. Researchers also encourage people to continue to learn as they get older.