Dementia as a Process of Death

Dementia is not part of the normal aging process. Except that the main factor and predictor of dementia is age. Seeing my physician when I complain that I cannot walk/run/climb steps (choose your specific complaint here) the physician always says well “…its your age.”

And then with dementia, all of a sudden it becomes a disease. No one told me that my bad knee is due to a disease, they just put it down to age. But dementia, all of a sudden is not part of the normal aging process and yet age is the main contributory factor to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

As a scientist, I am perplexed.

How can one of the most prolific and frightening of disease not be due to old age and not part of the“normal aging process,” when the main predictor is age?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/iage/201804/dementia-process-death

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