A study published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine says dementia rates are declining on a national scale—and education has something to do with it.The study Womens Darren O'Day Jersey
, which began in 1992 and involves over 21,000 people, found that improved education rates might have something to do with the decline."Authors of the study found that senior citizens today are better educated than even half a generation ago. The population studied in 2012 stayed in school 13 years, while the seniors studied in 2000 had about 12 years of education, according to the study Womens Zach Britton Jersey
,” said KHOU.It is true that more education means a better lifestyle:"People with more education tend to earn more money and have better access to health care. They’re less likely to smoke, more likely to exercise and less likely to be overweight. People with more education also may live in safer neighborhoods and have less stress,” the article said.But it’s also true that people who are better educated are better equipped to handle problems associated with old age later on in life."It’s also possible that people with more education can better compensate for memory problems as they age, finding ways to work around their impairments, according to an accompanying editorial by Ozioma Okonkwo and Dr. Sanjay Asthana of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.”Access to education has been linked to the decline of many health issues and has even been linked to a longer life span.In 2012 Womens Mark Trumbo Jersey
, findings published in the journal Health Affairs found that educational achievements might be a bigger predictor of a long life than genetics and family history.The authors of the findings found that education is so powerful in determining life longevity that they called on policy makers to "implement educational enhancements at young, middle, and older ages for people of all races, to reduce the large gap in health and longevity that persists today.”Education has also been linked to lower rates of hypertension, emphysema Womens Joey Rickard Jersey
, diabetes, anxiety and depression."The magnitude of the relationship between education and health varies across conditions, but is generally large. An additional four years of education lowers five-year mortality by 1.8 percentage points; it also reduces the risk of heart disease by 2.16 percentage points, and the risk of diabetes by 1.3 percentage points,” said Les Picker of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Home visits have been credited with improving student behavior Womens Chris Davis Jersey
, increasing student test scores, creating less teacher stress and giving parents more confidence in teachers’ ability to help their children succeed.
According to NPR, home visits might also be an ideal strategy for reducing student absences and ensuring kids stay in school.Reducing student absences and what is known as “chronic absenteeism” is an increasingly national imperative because when students aren’t in school--they simply aren’t learning.”New 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection data find that chronic absenteeism puts as many as six million students each year at risk of falling behind or dropping out of school,” said the Department of Education earlier in the year."An estimated five to seven and a half million students miss 18 or more days of school each year, or nearly an entire month or more of school Womens Manny Machado Jersey
, which puts them at significant risk of falling behind academically and failing to graduate from high school. Because they miss so much school, millions of young people miss out on opportunities in post-secondary education and good careers,” it said.NPR suggests that improving parent-teacher communication early on when students are in pre-K can be the answer to starting good habits while establishing parental trust in the school stem."Researchers and many top preschool programs are focusing on one solution as a way of getting pre-K attendance up: Home visits at the beginning of the year, before kids start missing and before parents have a chance to feel skeptical about the school,” NPR said.As schools start focusing on getting attendance rates up Womens Adam Jones Jersey
, they have shifted their focus to "attendance in the elementary years, and pre-K offers a chance to get kids on the right foot from their very earliest encounters with school.”For schools interested in offering home visits as an option to its parents, taking a look at the Parent Teacher Home Visit (PTHV) model is a great place to get started.The model sets up five core practices that help to define exactly what a “home visit” is, ensuring that visits do not become “drop-ins” but are rather scheduled, productive events.The five practices are as follows:Visits are always voluntary for educators and families Womens Jonathan Schoop Jersey
, and arranged in dvance.Teachers are trained, and compensated for visits outside their school day.Focus of the first visit is relationship-building; we discuss hopes and dreams.No targeting – visit all or a cross-section of students so there is no stigma.Educators conduct visits in pairs, and after the visit, reflect with their partner.PTHV also offers parents, educators and school leaders a tool kit that covers everything they need to get started and keep going.Read more about what PTHV has to offer here.Nicole Gorman Womens Cal Ripken Jersey
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As the old saying goes "Youth is wasted on the Young." The fact is, what we learn as a child is wasted on the adult. The saying is actually totally backwards. Youth is not wasted on the young, it is lost on adults. See whether we are seeking to strive in our career or in our business, what we learned as "determine" skills, we did not carry forward as an adult. Here is what I mean:
"Ever take a moment and observe an infant Womens Brooks Robinson Jersey
, trying to walk for the first time? They climb, they scratch and.