Dementia Rate Declining In US

The AP (7/16, Marchione) reports that the dementia rate “is falling in the United States and some other rich countries.” What’s more, the onset of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, appears to be happening later in life. Investigators came to both conclusions after analyzing data from the “federally funded Framingham study” that “tracked new dementia cases among several thousand people 60 and older in five-year periods starting in 1978, 1989, 1996 and 2006.”

Dallas Anderson, chief of epidemiology at the National Institute on Aging, said, “For those who get the disease, it may come later in life, which is a good thing.”

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— “,” Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press, July 15, 2014.

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