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"Exploring the Surging Cases of Early-Onset Dementia and Alzheimer’s in Younger Adults"

In recent years, early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have increasingly impacted younger adults. According to a 2020 report from Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), approximately 131,000 Americans aged 30-64 were diagnosed with these conditions in 2017, a staggering 200% increase from 2013.


Key Findings


  • The average age of diagnosis is 49 years.

  • Women are disproportionately affected, comprising 58% of cases.

  • Individuals diagnosed with early-onset dementia or Alzheimer’s have an average Health Index of 62.5, indicating significant health deterioration.

  • Many individuals undergo various tests and treatments before receiving a definitive diagnosis, including brain imaging and antidepressant medications.


Implications

The rising diagnosis rates highlight the urgent need for:



For more detailed information, you can read the full report here.








Good News

There are things you can do right now to reduce your risk of becoming a statistic:

  • Develop good sleep habits

  • Eat wholefoods

  • Exercise

  • Meditate

  • Socialise (alcohol is best avoided though)

  • Reduce your exposure to toxins (another blog dedicated to this is coming soon)


The best news is you don't need to do all of this overnight. Just start or do one thing each week. I'll be showing you how in future posts.

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