Myth: All Seniors Have Dementia

Did you know all seniors suffer from dementia? Many younger people truly believe all seniors suffer from dementia. Dementia being the umbrella term for degenerative brain diseases, of which Alzheimer’s is the most recognizable expression.

The truth here is that in the last twenty years, the number of folks demonstrating non-Alzheimer dementia symptoms has dropped to just under 9% of the senior population in both the USA and the UK. The highly respected magazine, The Lancet, as well as several studies from the United States, find more seniors have healthy brain function. The numbers have actually dropped from 11.6% in 2000 to 8.8 percent in 2012.

It’s good to know we seniors still have our wits!