Rate of dementia deaths in US has more than doubled, CDC says – WSB Radio

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics has found the rate of deaths linked to dementia has more than doubled over the past two decades. >> Read more trending news  Based on nationwide death certificate data — which scientists with the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note “underrepresent the true death rate from Alzheimer’s and other dementias” — the disease was found as the primary cause of 261,914 deaths in 2017, up from 84,000 deaths in 2000.  “Overall, age-adjusted death rates for dementia increased from 30.5 deaths per 100,000 in 2000 to 66.7 in 2017,” researchers ...

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