New Report Shows Dementia Deaths Have Doubled Since 2000
Dementia has been rising at an alarming rate for the last few years, causing patients to lose their quality of like along with their memory. Unfortunately, dementia can also be deadly. In fact, the National Center for Health Statistics recently released a new study with numbers showing that the number of deaths in the United States from dementia has more than doubled.
In 2000, it was reported that 30.5 deaths per 100,000 people were caused by dementia. In 2017, the number more than doubled with 66.7 deaths per 100,000 people. By 2060, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects 14 million people over the age of 5 years and older to be affected by some form of dementia. And since there is no cure, this number could be even worse.
The aging population is the main cause of the spike in numbers. People are living longer, making their risk for developing dementia even greater. In 2016, it was reported that 46 percent of dementia deaths were caused by Alzheimer’s.
Early diagnosis can make a difference. Detection and starting cognitive therapy early on with SMART Brain Aging can help mitigate the onset of dementia by up to 2.25 years. It is impossible to reverse the effects of dementia, but there are ways to mitigate it.
To date, we have helped over 7,000 clients through Brain U Clinic to mitigate the dementia process. We will reach over 10,000 more in 2019. Nobody does what we do. We are fighting on the front lines of this disease; contact us today for more information.