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How common is dementia?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
7 doctors agree
In brief: Common
Dementia is fairly common and the biggest risk factor is age.
More than 1 out of 100 people aged 65 or less have dementia. Roughly 5 out of 100 of those aged 70, 10 of 100 aged 75, 25 of 100 aged 80 and roughly 45-50 out of 100 of those 85 years old and older have dementia.

In brief: Common
Dementia is fairly common and the biggest risk factor is age.
More than 1 out of 100 people aged 65 or less have dementia. Roughly 5 out of 100 of those aged 70, 10 of 100 aged 75, 25 of 100 aged 80 and roughly 45-50 out of 100 of those 85 years old and older have dementia.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
In brief: Varies by age
About 1 out of 100 by age 60; about 5 out of 100 by age 70; about 20 out of 100 by age 80; and 30 to 50 out of 100 by age 85.

In brief: Varies by age
About 1 out of 100 by age 60; about 5 out of 100 by age 70; about 20 out of 100 by age 80; and 30 to 50 out of 100 by age 85.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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