It's well known that Alzheimer's disease is one of the most severe medical conditions facing the elderly population today, but recent studies continue to show that confusion and lapses in memory have begun to affect members of the Baby Boomer generation at a younger age than some may expect. Previously, we reported that a growing number of people in their 50s were starting to exhibit signs of dementia.
Now, a large-scale survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has indicated that a substantial percentage of Baby Boomers in their early 60s have cited symptoms of the condition, according to NBC News.
The survey results, which have been analyzed by specialists from the Alzheimer's Association, revealed that approximately 12 percent – or one in eight – of respondents between 60 and 64 years old reported that they suffered from bouts of memory loss and confusion. Previous figures released by the Alzheimer's Association focused on people over the age of 65, so this finding is particularly enlightening as it reveals that the condition is becoming increasingly common in younger age brackets as well.
Of the 12 percent of participants who reported memory concerns, 45 percent indicated that these instances had already begun to affect their work and home life.
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