1 in every 3 seniors has dementia
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|Tue, 03-19-2013 - 9:25am|
According to Health Day News, an alarming new study shows that 1 out of every 3 seniors has dementia. "There's more troubling news for America's aging population: A new report finds that one in every three seniors now dies while suffering from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.In many cases, dementia is the cause of death or contributes to it, the Alzheimer's Association study finds.The rate of deaths related to Alzheimer's disease rose 68 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to the report. At the same time, deaths from other major diseases, such as heart disease and HIV/AIDS, have declined." MORE
I know many of you are caring for family members with dementia. Have you thought about your own care should you begin to show signs of dementia?