Preventing Alzheimer’s includes eating healthier

A new study from the Rand Corporation, a nonprofit think-tank, reports that dementia is one of our most expensive medical conditions. It is estimated that dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, costs the United States somewhere between $157 billion to $215 billion per year. These costs include medical costs and other costs such as caregivers and lost wages.
The costs related to dementia are much higher than those associated with heart disease and cancer. In 2010, the medical costs of treating dementia were estimated to be $109 billion. That same year, the medical costs of treating heart disease were estimated to be $102 billion and for cancer, the estimation was $72 billion.
Dementia is an umbrella term used to refer to a decline in the mental ability of an individual that is severe enough to interfere with that person’s day-to-day life. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease.  More.

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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