Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

By 2060 More and More Americans will be Living with Alzheimer’s

World Alzheimer's Day is the focal point of a month dedicated to the disease Image World Alzheimer's Day is the focal point of a month dedicated to the disease
Samantha Long | 23 September, 2018, 18:26

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.

Another obstacle is people's aversion to finding out whether they are at risk for developing Alzheimer's, Porsteinsson said. That number is projected to grow to 13.9 million, almost 3.3 percent of the population, in 2060.

In just three years the number of people living with dementia in the United Kingdom will increase to one million.

As of 2014, black Americans were the most likely racial group to have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a related dementia.

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias is set to double by the year 2060.

The burden of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, which was 1.6% of the US population in 2014, is projected to double to 3.3% by 2060, reported the CDC's Kevin Matthews, PhD, and and colleagues in Alzheimer's & Dementia.

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Since Barzee's release was announced, Smart has voiced concern that her captor has not been rehabilitated and is still risky . Yes, but not just to me. "I believe that she is a danger and a threat to any vulnerable person in our community".

According to the study, the highest number of cases have the non-Hispanic whites because of the size of the population, but the highest projected increase is faced by Hispanics.

"It is important for people who think their daily lives are impacted by memory loss to discuss these concerns with a health care provider", said Kevin Matthews, a CDC health geographer who led the study team.

Today marks the 7 World Alzheimer's Month - the global campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. This is followed by Hispanics, at 12.2 percent; non-Hispanic whites, at 10.3 percent; American Indian and Alaska Natives, at 9.1 percent; and Asian and Pacific Islanders, at 8.4 percent.

African Americans have the highest percentage of Alzheimer's by population, with 13.8 percent of blacks aged 65 or older affected.

"If you count how many people have the pathology in the brain that says they're on their way, that goes up to closer to 20 million", Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, a neurologist and Alzheimer's specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, told NBC News in a Facebook Live conversation Friday.

The report also addressed the need to support caregivers of Alzheimer's and dementia patients and the importance of early diagnosis.

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