From Myths to Reality and Solutions | Cynthia Duggan

February 19, 2015 8:01 PM

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From Myths to Reality and Solutions | Cynthia Duggan

If you've ever known someone with dementia -- a family member, friend, or acquaintance -- you know just how devastating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, can be for patients and their loved ones. And yet, there are equally unnerving societal and economic impacts resulting from dementia that we must address -- now.

Dementia has been around since before we had a name for it, so why address it with such fervor now? Many countries around the world are experiencing significant growth in their senior populations -- a happy effect of advances in medicine, lifestyle, and scientific advances. But this trend takes an o...

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