You have a likely chance to get dementia post stroke. What the hell is your doctor doing to prevent these possibilities?
1. A documented 33% dementia chance post-stroke from an Australian study? May 2012.
our mortality sooner than we’d like. Despite recent research
suggesting cases of cognitive decline are actually decreasing, there
are still plenty of scientific minds who think we could be on the cusp
of a serious problem. One study went so far as to suggest we’ll see 13.8 million cases of dementia in the U.S. by 2050, which is nearly a three-fold increase.
2. Then this study came out and seems to have a range from 17-66%. December 2013.
3. A 20% chance in this research. July 2013.
One of the reasons some medical professionals think we could see such a dramatic rise is because the baby boomers, who make up a substantial portion of the population, have begun to reach the age when the risk for dementia really starts to increase. And contrary to what you may think, Alzheimer’s disease isn’t the only type of cognitive decline out there.
This isn’t meant to be a scare tactic, just a call for more education. The more informed we all are, the sooner we can start having important end-of-life discussions with our loved ones. Consider this your introductory course.