Dementia on the Decline Among Older Americans

An analysis of data from the Einstein Aging Study indicates that today’s older adults are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia than those from the  previous generation. Experts suspect this decrease may be due to efforts aimed at reducing cardiovascular disease, which studies show may play a role in the development of some neurodegenerative diseases. JAMA Neurology, September 2017