New Evidence that the Prevalence of Dementia is Declining

A new analysis of data from a database on persons aged 65 or older found that the prevalence of dementia went from 11.6 percent in 2000 to 8.8 percent in 2012, a decline attributed in part to an increase in educational attainment among the later-born group.

Researchers have long been warning about a coming tsunami of dementia as the population of older people grows,

Levels of Immune Marker TREM2 Rise Years Before Alzheimer’s Disease Becomes Apparent

Researchers reported that TREM2 levels rise early on in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, and that the biomarker might be useful in clinical research to evaluate the benefits of new AD therapies on neuroinflammation, or may one day be a therapeutic target itself.

Levels of an immune cell receptor called TREM2 were found to increase early on in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD),