Dementia Incidence May Be Declining Worldwide

The incidence rate for dementia may have flattened or even declined in the U.S. and other developed nations, findings from several studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark suggest.

For example, 30 years of data from the Framingham Heart Study indicate that age- and sex-adjusted rates of new dementia cases were 44% lower in the most recent four 5-year epochs compared with the first, according to Claudia L. Satizábal, PhD, of Boston University.

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