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L.J. Rohan

L.J. Rohan

Gerontologist

Myth: Dementia Is An Inevitable Result Of Old Age

January 18, 2020

While young people think all older people get dementia, the facts do not support this belief. A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds dementia only affects 10.5% of adults sixty-five and over. Even more good news to refute this myth comes from a large multi-country European study showing the dementia rate has actually fallen by 23% in the past twenty years, even though people are now living longer!

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