More people are getting old and the elderly are getting older. Increased life expectancy is a worldwide trend. This is due to a number of reasons: better hygiene, much higher survival rates of new born children, better health care and prevention and management of infectious disease, but also economic growth and prosperity for larger parts of our populations. Many grow old healthy, but this trend also means more people will develop AlzheimerÔÇÖs disease and other dementias, for which age is by far the main non-modifiable risk factor.
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