Research in the United States indicates that the proportion of elderly people (aged over 65) with dementia has declined from 11.6% in 2000 to 8.8% in 2012.
Previously expected future growth rates for the burden of dementia may not be as dramatic as projected earlier, possibly due to higher levels of education and improved physical health in the population at large.
Gallagher, J. (2016). Dementia rates show signs of falling. London: BBC Health News, November 22nd 2016.
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Langa, KM. Larson, EB. And Crimmins, EM. [Et al] (2016). A comparison of the prevalence of dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012. JAMA Internal Medicine. November 21st 2016. [Epub ahead of print].
McDonald, C. (2016). Is dementia becoming more common or less? London: BBC Health News / BBC News Magazine, November 22nd 2016.