Dementia Getting Rarer, Coming Later

Among the alarming list of maladies that seem to be getting progressively worse in the U.S., we have some good news when it comes to dementia. In a forty-year study covering over 5,000 people, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine  it appears that things are getting better. Not only is the onset of dementia coming later (average onset age of 85 now, vs. 80 in the 1970s), there appears to be an overall 20% reduction in the risk of developing dementia at all.

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