Dementia rates show 'signs of falling'
There is growing evidence that the dementia crisis may not be as bad as first feared, say researchers.
A study suggests the proportion of elderly people developing dementia is falling in the US - backing up similar findings in the UK and Europe.
Data from 21,057 people over the age of 65 in the US showed the proportion with dementia fell from 11.6% in 2000 to 8.8% in 2012.
The findings were published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
There is a suggestion that higher levels of education are protecting the brain from the disease.
One expert said the results were "incredibly... read more
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