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Study: US Alzheimer´s Rate
Seems to be Dropping

Associated Press, by Marilyn Marchione

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/15/2014 4:26:18 AM

The rate of Alzheimer´s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries - good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show. An American over age 60 today has a 44 percent lower chance of developing dementia than a similar-aged person did roughly 30 years ago, the longest study of these trends in the U.S. concluded. Dementia rates also are down in Germany, a study there found. "For an individual, the actual risk of dementia seems to have declined," probably due to more

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 7/15/2014 4:57:38 AM     (No. 9924873)

Not if you focus on Reid and Pelos1!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/15/2014 6:08:13 AM     (No. 9924937)

Ya know, I love the elderly but lately, they are just roaming around with nothing to do.....and I am sorry to have to say it but ......they are crowding up the roads during work hours.......causing traffic jams and jamming up the post offices in small towns because they are BORED. Why not go out and help people....meals on wheels and that kind of thing instead of jamming the highways and roads causing people who do work to be late for work? And they are constantly in the restaurants. Much like the Hobbits.......1st breakfast, 2nd breakfast, elevensies, lunch, 2nd lunch, threesees, etc, etc......no wonder they all look pregnant. Okay, you think I´m being judgmental..I´m 65...I weigh 110, I do P9 every morning....and I´m working full time. There really is no excuse. And I have arthritis and the same stuff the others do, but I work through it. Seriously, if you are bored, go help someone else who needs help...instead of getting in the way of people who are trying to get to work. Make a way to help others instead of getting in the way.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LadyVet, 7/15/2014 6:08:33 AM     (No. 9924938)

The rate of dementia in the US Senate seems to be increasing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 7/15/2014 8:56:44 AM     (No. 9925180)

gee... they finally figured out that the "epidemic" of Alzheimers is right up there with ADHD, H1N1 and the latest craze, Autism..
in other words..
these, "epidemics" have been promoted by the MSM/democrats/activists to push an agenda..
of COURSE there is a disease called Alzheimers..
but it is more like a problem with ONE percent of a population rather than 25-35 percent..
but you can´t get grants or political changes done without a "crisis"..








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