Monday, November 28, 2016
Good News: Dementia Is Declining
The disease I fear most is dementia. Like most academics, I suspect, I value my mind over most other aspects of my body. Losing it is a most disturbing prospect.
Which is why it is so encouraging that the dementia rate has declined significantly since 2000.
Researchers don't know why dementia is declining, because they don't know what causes it in the first place.
They do note, though, two factors that correlate with a lower likelihood of dementia: being highly educated, and being fat.
I've got this covered.