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Is DEMENTIA a Bigger Word than Cancer?

Dementia and Disease

For anyone over 50 there is a chance of developing one of the degenerative diseases of the brain, often called Dementia, or Senile Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type.
Dementia is defined as an acquired syndrome of decline in memory and at least one other cognitive domain such as language, visuo-spatial, or executive function sufficient to interfere with social or occupational functioning in an alert person. “Mild cognitive impairment," is a condition not associated with functional impairment but that sometimes progresses to dementia...

By 2016 Dementia will be the largest source of disability burden.

Is Dementia a Bigger Word than Cancer?

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