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Research we’re watching: Dementia rate may be on the decline, major cardiovascular study indicates

The Framingham Heart Study—which has charted the lifestyles and health status of the residents of Framing-ham, Mass., since 1948—has been tracking the development of dementia among participants since 1975. In a recent analysis, published in the Feb. 11, 2016, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers calculated the dementia rate among 5,205 people ages 60 or older. The participants had physical exams, including tests for dementia, every five years. The researchers determined…

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