“U.S. Dementia Rates Are Dropping Even as Population Ages,” by Gina Kolata, New York Times

“Despite fears that dementia rates were going to explode as the population grows older and fatter, and has more diabetes and high blood pressure, a large nationally representative survey has found the reverse. Dementia is actually on the wane. And when people do get dementia, they get it at older and older ages.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Read this one.  Good news with fascinating details including: “The findings about obesity were especially puzzling. Compared with people of normal weight, overweight people and obese people had a 30 percent lower risk of dementia, the study found. Underweight people had a risk 2.5 times as great.”  Good to know as Thanksgiving Day feasting approaches.  Happy T-Day all.

U.S. Dementia Rates Are Dropping Even as Population Ages