The disease that everyone fears: Dementia. This disease alone costs the United States $200 billion dollars annually. Experts believe however that we are not to fear this disease and that as technology advances we will have even less fears about the disease. The United Kingdom Cognitive Function and aging studies (CFAS) has found a decline in the present generations diagnosis of dementia. They have found a decline of 20 to 25 percent in the last generation. In general, research has lead to better treatment, and prevention methods to this disease. As scientists are learning more about the disease they are finding links to vascular problems. As they eliminate cardiac problems in patients they are extending the decline of dementia as well. Education of the disease has also helped patients with the “cogitative Reserve Concept” This is the belief that early childhood education not only advances a child in adulthood, but can also diminish the possibility of dementia in patients.
- 1The elderly population projection of dementia patients is declining.
- 2Education makes a difference in the care of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
- 3Health problems like obesity could dampen the progress made in treating dementia.
Results from the United Kingdom Cognitive Function and Aging Studies (CFAS) indicate an approximate 20-25 percent decline in age-specific prevalence and incidence of dementia over the past generation.
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