Researchers Say Lifetime Risk For Dementia Has Decreased Since 2010.

August 3, 2020

The New York Times (8/3, Kolata) reports researchers found “the risk for a person to develop dementia over a lifetime is now 13 percent lower than it was in 2010” in the US and Europe. Researchers observed the decrease “despite the lack of effective treatments or preventive strategies.” The findings were published in Neurology. National Institute on Aging Director Dr. Richard Hodes said “something in the environment has occurred” because the genetic risk factors for dementia must be the same, which “has to encourage us.”


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