People In Western Countries Developing Dementia Earlier

According to the Washington Post (8/7, Deane), a study published in the journal Surgical Neurology International suggests that “people are developing dementia a decade before they were 20 years ago.” After comparing “21 Western countries between the years 1989 and 2010,” researchers “found that the disease is now being regularly diagnosed in people in their late 40s and that death rates are soaring.” The study authors theorize that environmental factors, such as air pollution and increased use of insecticides, may be the reason.

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— “People are developing dementia earlier and dying of it more, a study shows,” Daniela Deane, Washington Post, August 6, 2015.

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