Dementia risk in UK going down

New research reveals that the number of people with dementia in the UK is substantially lower than expected because overall prevalence in the 65 and over age group has dropped.

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Research from UEA shows less risk of dementia in over 65's

New research from the University of East Anglia has found that cases of dementia in the over 65's has fallen by 1.8% in the last 20 years.

The study compared data from two decades ago to the present day and found there is now a smaller risk of anyone over 65 years of age developing dementia.

But because of a growing population of much older people, it doesn't mean the number of cases will fall. In fact, they will keep rising as the population does.

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