According to the latest study, dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in England. In 2015, over 61,000 people died due to dementia, or 11.6 of all recorded deaths.
Such change is mainly because of an ageing population, the Office for the National Statistics reported. People tend to live much longer nowadays that deaths from other causes such as heart disease have declined.
Further, doctor got getting better in diagnosing and managing dementia and such condition is now given more emphasis on death certificates. Deaths due to dementia were more common among women (41,283) than men (20,403) in 2015. It accounts for 15.2 percent of all female death, higher than 13.4 percent in 2014.
As for the male deaths, heart disease still took the lead in 2015. All forms of cancer was still quite the most common cause of death, with breast cancer as the biggest killer among women aged 35 to 49. Suicides took the lead within the youngest age group, from five to 19.
Alzheimer’s Research UK Hilary Evans said, “These figures once again call attention to the uncomfortable reality that currently, no-one survives a diagnosis of dementia. Dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing, it’s caused by diseases that can be fought through research, and we must bring all our efforts to bear on what is now our greatest medical challenge.”
Alzheimer’s Society Martina Kane said, “”It is essential that people have access to the right support and services to help them live well with dementia and that research into better care, treatments and eventually a cure remain high on the agenda.”
There are about 850,000 people with dementia in UK.
It is important to seek professional help if memory loss affects daily life, particularly if you:
Though the therapeutic management and level of care for dementia has dramatically changed in the recent years, it is still a condition that frightens everyone. People find it hard to be around patients with dementia. It can be struggling to handle, especially if they behave badly in public. However, it is a disease and not the person.
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One study of 83,000 US Veterans showed that supplement veterans with low testosterone back to normal levels over 550 ng/dl showed lower incidence of heart attack, stroke, prostate cancer and mortality. This is leading many experts to believe physician managed testosterone therapy can help men live longer, healthier and more productive lives.
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