Deaths from Dementia have Doubled in USA

Aaron Peltz's picture

Hi all,

I just read a very concerning article that can be found right here. The article mentions several things, one of the main ones being that in 2000 there were about 31 people per 1,000 that died from dimentia, but now in 2017, about 67 people per 1,000 die from dimentia in the United States.

Part of the concern from this whole thing is that researchers do not have a complete understanding of diseases causing dimentia, like Alzheimers.  With family getting older and friends getting older, the stats of this article concern me greatly.

Should the US be putting a greater focus on understanding dimentia more? Should federal funding be directed toward research? What else can be done to help this problem within the US?