RATE OF DEMENTIA DECREASING AMONG BABY BOOMERS: U.S. STUDY

Feb 11, 2016

By Jane Brown

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There’s some encouraging news about dementia as the baby boom generation ages.

A new study suggests that the rate of dementia may be decreasing even though the large boomer population is living longer then their parents.

Researchers followed 5200 people from the 1970s to the early 2010s, and found that over time, the incidence of dementia in the segment of the population described as 60 and above decreased from 3.6 per cent to two per cent.

The risk of developing dementia associated with stroke and most other vascular risk factors also decreased over time.

You can read about the study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

(The Associated Press)

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