Mar 14, 2019 0 Comments in Uncategorized by

I have stated for many years that we will have an increase in dementia diagnoses due to neurotoxicity. Neurotoxicity is underdiagnosed and under-recognized, in part because many medical personnel lack training and experience with these disorders. Neurotoxicity can result in dementia – it can be a cause of dementia.

The following is from https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/dementia-death-rate-increasing/2019/03/14/id/906942/?ns_mail_uid=407292d6-0b45-4b95-9fbd-f3cbd5ef1a28&ns_mail_job=DM19945_03142019&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010502fd2t3g

Dementia is now one of the leading killers in the United States, with the rate of deaths linked to the disease more than doubling over the past two decades.

“Overall, age-adjusted death rates for dementia increased from 30.5 deaths per 100,000 in 2000 to 66.7 in 2017,” say a team of researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In sheer numbers, the new analysis of death certificate data shows that dementia was noted as the primary cause for nearly 262,000 deaths in 2017, with 46 percent of those deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease.

That’s up from about 84,000 deaths attributed to dementia in 2000.

“It’s a huge increase from 2000 to 2017,” said Keith Fargo, director of scientific programs and outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association. “It’s a big problem, and it’s getting bigger.”

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