The dementia epidemic begins: Western New York

1 Jun

For a number of years experts have been predicting a tidal wave of dementia as the population ages. Now, The Buffalo News reports, we are seeing the first signs of this in Western New York:

“The state Health Department expects the number of dementia patients to increase by about 8 percent by 2020, and by 2025, when the front line of the “gray tsunami” of baby boomers reaches 74 – the average age of onset for Alzheimer’s – the increase will be 20 percent.

But there is no need to look ahead. The demand for help and treatment is already here.”



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