Just released that Scotland had an increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s and other dementias year over year of 31%! That is incredible. The US has been increasing it’s Alzheimer’s population by 15% a year with someone dying of it every 66 seconds. The people are getting it at younger ages, it’s not just your grandmother getting old. If we lose our memories, we lose ourselves. The cost to society and to care givers is enormous. The loss wisdom is incalculable.
If you look at current Alzheimer’s studies today, they are mostly epidemiological or population based studies. These are notoriously inaccurate but relatively easy and cheap to do. This leads to a constantly changing view of the disease that is frustrating for both the public and physicians to make sense of.