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Dementia on the Decline?

By Caitlin McFarland
Wellness & Student Life Webinar Coordinator

Dementia and Alzheimer's are burgeoning issues in healthcare today. However, recent studies in Denmark have shown that dementia is less prevalent among people in their 90s than in previous decades. Researchers attribute this improved mental status in the aging to education and lifelong healthy living habits. The following editorial was posted in the Chicago Tribune on July 19th summarizing the results of the study. Perhaps dementia is now in good company with CV disease and Type II Diabetes that show improvement and prevention with a healthy lifestyle.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/jul/29/bolstering-your-brain-against-dementia/

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