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Editorial
February 19, 2014

Treating Dementia and Agitation

Author Affiliations
  • 1Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles
JAMA. 2014;311(7):677-678. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.94

Age is the greatest single risk factor for developing dementia. When people reach age 65, their risk of dementia is 10%, and by age 85, approximately one-third will develop Alzheimer disease, the most common cause of dementia.1 With 76 million US baby boomers entering or having entered this period of risk, a new wave of dementia cases can be anticipated—instead of today’s approximate 5 million people with dementia, nearly 14 million in the United States are expected to have dementia by 2050.2

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