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One in Eight Households May Have Adult Suffering from Confusion, Memory Loss

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Thinkstock 030915 Confusion?  SQUARESPACE CACHEVERSION=1425908711588BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than one in eight households in the U.S. may have at least one adult dealing with increased confusion and memory loss.

Using data from the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the CDC looked at households in 13 states — including over 81,000 residences. Their findings determined that 12.6 percent of those homes had at least one grown adult with confusion and/or memory loss.

From that data, the CDC estimates that four million households in just the 13 state analyzed  — and potentially over 10 million people — may suffer from such conditions.

A second study revealed that one in two adults aged 45 and older who’ve experienced memory problems that appear to be getting worse said these difficulties interfered with their daily lives.

Anderson asserted that these problems can “negatively affect the quality of life, personal relationships, and the capacity for making informed decisions about health care and other matters.”


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