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Adult Development and Aging

One of the findings from Snyder's nun study (Kemper & Greiner, 2001) indicates NEGATIVE correlations between early grammatical complexity and ideations when young and the development of Alzheimer's Disease in later life. What implications can this finding have for educators and parents of children and young adults in terms of liberal arts education? How can this be related to the theory of cognitive reserve?

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The nun study findings implied that those individuals who challenged themselves intellectually may be able to prevent or delay the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer's or Dementia. The findings also indicated that those who suffered from head traumas or strokes may speed the progression of the diseases in those individuals who are pre-disposed.

Cognitive reserve theory hypothesizes those individuals with high IQ's, ...

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This solution contains 220 words including references on the correlations between early grammatical complexity and the development of Alzheimer's later life. It discusses the implication of the finding for educators and parents of children and young adults in terms of liberal arts education.

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