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Dementia Rates Fall in US but Researchers Not Sure Why

Despite an aging population, a new study says dementia rates in the United States are dropping, but further research is needed to pinpoint the reason. Writing in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Boston University say the findings may offer hope that some cases of dementia may be preventable or delayed. Using data from the Framingham Heart Study, or FHS, researchers found that over the past 40 years, there has been a decrease in the rates of dementia, with declines...

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