I just don't see how we can turn our backs on this. However, as you have witnessed, even with diseases that are well-established to be caused by diet, like heart disease, obesity, type-2 diabetes, and many common cancers, controversy abounds — not because data from scientific research fail to provide safe and effective behaviors for us to follow, but because money and politics rule, and just as important, people defend their own dinner plates. AD is a progressive disease that destroys the mind with forgetfulness in early stages, followed by the inability to communicate and provide self-care. On average, patients die within 8 years of the onset of the first symptoms, but the disease can linger as long as 20 years.
Further investigation may be necessary to determine the reason as to why this trend is present and why discordant trends in mortality and hospitalization with AD exist. Perhaps there are increasing mortality trends and patients are not being discharged and so the numbers of discharges have decreased due to more deaths in the hospital.
Another possibility is a potential for underreporting of dementia in the presence of increased number of chronic disease conditions in these patients. Kuckein Reasearch Fellowship award and Dr.
Footnotes Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Kuckein Research Fellowship award and Dr. Mehari study concept and design, acquisition of, analysis and interpretation of data, and preparation of manuscript. Analysis and interpretation of data; preparation of manuscript.
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The only cause to appear in the 10 leading causes of DALYs in and not was drug use disorders. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a form of dementia characterized by progressive deterioration in memory, cognition, and functional ability.
The number of persons with AD in in the United States was estimated to be between million  and million .The projected number of people with dementia in Europe was estimated at million in . Alzheimer's disease is the only top 10 cause of death in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
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