Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Age and Dementia in Two Studies

Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Age and Dementia in Two Studies
Two recent studies highlight the relationship between age and dementia, one finding that people with dementia survive an average of six years after their diagnosis, regardless of how old they are, and another reporting that the prevalence of dementia increases with age, even in the oldest population. Data from the studies was presented at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference recently held in Chicago. Patients with dementia have a shorter life expectancy than the general population. Survival time after diagnosis varies considerably, with median survival times between three and 12 years. This variation could be due to many factors, including the type o
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