Rate of Alzheimer’s among older people declines

Rate of Alzheimer’s among older people declines

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia among 65 adults ages and older notably declined from in the twelve years to 2012, a new study suggested.

Conducted by University of Michigan researchers, the new study showed that the rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias among older people dropped from12 per cent in 2000 to around 9 per cent in 2012.

The results of the study are in line with those of some pervious studies that had also reported declines in dementia rates.

The researchers also noted that older adults with the most schooling had the lowest rates of dementia, and that the average level of education increased during the years of the study, which was reported in the most recent edition of the JAMA Internal Medicine.

Alzheimer's is disease is a progressive disease that destroys brain cell connections, gradually destroys memory and other imperative mental functions. It can last for years or lifelong.

Main symptoms of the disease include memory loss and confusion. Currently there is no cure for the condition, but medications and management strategies can temporarily help ease the symptoms.


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