Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Putting two and two together

More than 1.7 million people in the UK will have dementia by 2051, costing billions of pounds each year, experts have forecast. (BBC)

People who are lonely are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a large US study has suggested. (Earlier post)

Added: To help with the sum, note that

One in 20 people over 65 and one in five people over 80 has a form of dementia. Around two thirds of those affected have Alzheimer's disease.

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