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Grantee in the News: Duke Han Connects Financial Literacy with Brain Functionality

May 21
2014

Grantee in the News: Duke Han Connects Financial Literacy with Brain Functionality View MoreBACK

On May 16, 2014, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics published new research from 2012 Beeson Scholar Duke Han, PhD.

Dr. Han’s study looked at the relation between financial literacy, ability to access and utilize financial information in ways that promote better outcomes, and brain function in older adults.

Dr. Han and his team found that financial literacy is positively associated with functional connectivity between posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) and three brain regions.

This study is significant because it takes a holistic look at how decreases in brain functionality effect older adults.

Duke Han, PhD, is an associate professor of behavioral sciences at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center. 

Financial literacy is just one of many areas that can become more difficult as we age.  Visit R. Sean Morrison, MD’s Ask the Expert interview to learn how you can support and care for an aging loved one.





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