People Who Have An Immediate Family Member With Dementia Are About 72% More Likely To Develop Dementia Than Those Who Do Not, Study Indicates.

May 28, 2021

The Washington Post (5/28, Searing) reported researchers found “people who have a parent or sibling with dementia are about 72 percent more likely to develop dementia themselves than are those who do not have a family connection to the disorder.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts 14 million Americans will have “Alzheimer’s, the most common type of dementia,” by 2060.

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