Dementia Risk Among Seniors In Some High-Income Countries Dropping, Studies Indicate

In a nearly 1,600-word article, the Scientific American (1/25, Landhuis) reports, “Recent studies in North America, the UK and Europe suggest that dementia risk among seniors in some high-income countries has dropped steadily over the past 25 years.” Should that trend be “driven by midlife factors such as building ‘brain reserve’ and maintaining heart health, as some experts suspect, this could lend credence to staying mentally engaged and taking cholesterol-lowering drugs as preventive measures.”

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— “Is Dementia Risk Falling?,” Esther Landhuis, Scientific American, January 25, 2016.

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