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February 12, 2016 at 11:27am
Some good news!
A study by researchers at Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center has found that seniors have been experiencing dementia less often and at later stages of life over the last 40 years. The study also found that education and heart health appear to have contributed to the decline in dementia cases. Still, researchers point out that United States still faces a dementia crisis with the aging of the baby boom generation, as an increase in the large number of older people means an increase in possible dementia cases.
“People are going to live to be older and be at greater risk of developing dementia,” says the lead researchers. “It’s not that the burden of disease is going to decrease, but it may not be exploding quite as rapidly as we feared.”