Online Buzz: U.S. Alzheimer’s Rate Is Declining

Landmark research shows it may be time to toast a green smoothie to lowering Alzheimer's disease in the United States.

Announced at the 2014 Alzheimer's Association International Conference, a study of trends in the U.S. Alzheimer's rate showed that an American age 60 or older now has a 44 percent decreased chance of getting Alzheimer's compared to a U.S. senior citizen roughly 30 years ago.

A type of dementia, Alzheimer's is an irreversible brain disease that continues to diminish a person's memory and thinking abilities and causes behavioral issues. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the risk of developing Alzheimer's after age 65 doubles about every five years. But new advances in curbing memory diseases with lifestyle changes seem to indicate the onset and death rates of this disease are edging downward.

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