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Dementia risk may be dropping with the generations

New research suggests that people born after 1930 may have a lower risk of developing dementia than the generation before them, adding to evidence that the incidence of dementia may be declining in the United States and elsewhere.

That decline was not explained by age, but did seem to be related to improvements in heart health over time, the researchers found.

The study, of nearly 1,000 elderly New Yorkers, found that those born after 1930 had a lower risk of dementia than those born between 1916 and 1930.

Read more on the HealthDay website.