Could the number of dementia cases in Western Europe be stabilizing?

Written by Alice Weatherston

Contrary to recent worries over the ‘dementia epidemic’, a new epidemiological analysis by experts in the field has indicated that the number of individuals with dementia may in fact be stabilizing in some Western European countries. The study, which was published in The Lancet Neurology, suggests that both new cases and the total numbers of individuals with dementia may have fallen over the last 20 to 30 years. The investigation looked at data collected in five large epidemiological studies carried out in Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK and Spain, which all compared dementia occurrence in the elderly across two different...

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