On its front page, the Washington Post (7/5, A1, Kunkle) took a look at how some people, fearing Alzheimer’s, have changed their lives in order to delay onset of the disease. Surveys have revealed that fear of getting Alzheimer’s is second only to cancer, and the worry crosses “all generations: more than 75 percent of millennials, Generation Xers and baby boomers worry about what will happen to their memory as they age.”
The Post added, “Dallas Anderson, program administrator for population studies for Alzheimer’s and dementia at the National Institute on Aging, said a healthy, 65-year-old woman has about a 17 percent chance of developing Alzheimer’s.” Men have a “nine percent” chance, “partly because their expected life spans are shorter, Anderson said.”
— “Alzheimer’s Fears Prompt Some To Try To Delay Onset.
,” Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, July 4, 2015.