World Alzheimer’s Day: Why US Dementia Rates Will Likely Double By 2060

23 Setiembre, 2018, 18:26 | Author: Earnest Bishop
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For example, elephants, socially driven herd animals that possess extraordinary late-life memory in their massive brains, have also offered some clues about why the Alzheimer's rate in climbing in the U.S. Several studies have shown that Americans who suffer from social disengagement in older age are more susceptible to mental deterioration.

Over 3% of the population - almost 14 million Americans - may have Alzheimer's disease or related dementias by 2060, according to a new CDC report.

The study in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association attributes the increase to more people overcoming chronic diseases and surviving into older adulthood, when odds of developing ADRD increase.

The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's disease causes the decline of cognitive function, which can leave sufferers unable to carry out daily tasks and activities. The study says there are now almost 3.2 women in the USA living with dementia, compared to almost 1.8 million men.

Sawai Man Singh Medical College to have a separate dementia clinic for treatment of Alzheimer's disease at its psychiatric centre in Adarsh Nagar which will be operational from Monday.

Five million Americans were diagnosed with Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases in 2014, or about 1.6 percent of the population.

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Hispanic Americans are expected to have the biggest increase due to population growth, but non-Hispanic whites still will have the most Alzheimer's cases, based on population numbers.

He said: 'There is a lot of fear and uncertainty about Alzheimer's disease.

The number of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will double by 2060, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Psychiatry department of ESIC Model hospital organised an awareness programme on Thursday for educating caregivers about Alzheimer's. Of people in that age group, African Americans have the highest prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias at 13.8%, followed by Hispanics at 12.2%, non-Hispanic whites at 10.3%, American Indian and Alaska Natives at 9.1%, and Asian and Pacific Islanders at 8.4%.

That's because there's still no cure for the brain disease that affects millions of people worldwide, but researchers hope we're getting closer.

If we are to make real progress towards addressing stigma and supporting those living with dementia, we need every government to develop awareness of and access to diagnosis for dementia.


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