Because of the ageing of the general population and an increase in dementia patients, dementia was predicted to become a true epidemic. However, this assumption is based on data from twenty years ago. A review in The Lancet of recent epidemiologic publications concerning dementia epidemiology contradicts the conclusions previously made. Continue reading
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The use of antipsychotics leads to a higher mortality rate among dementia patients than previously estimated. This was the result of a retrospective study with 91.000 dementia patients which was recently published in JAMA Psychiatry. The associated scientists hope that these insights will initiate a shift to non-medical therapies. Continue reading