The incidence of Alzheimers disease and other dementias may be subsiding. This decrease is a shock: Why is the incidence of dementia falling? I believe it is because the average American is smart.
I believe average Americans appreciates that MSG and refined sugar cause dementia and they are avoid them, delaying or preventing dementia. An article by Kenneth M. Langa, MD described a welcome trend. Funded by the National Institute On Aging (NIH), and published in JAMA Internal Medicine, November 2016, titled “Comparison of the Prevalence of Dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012”. Dr. Langa’s study found that the number of Americans suffering dementia decreased dramatically between 2000 and 2012.
Another suggestion that ordinary people are successfully fighting dementia: In the St.Paul Dispatch, September 2017, David Pitt noted “An odd trend in wheat country: not enough wheat.” He notes that consumers want more healthy high-protein foods. The protein of wheat has much glutamic acid, the amino acid that makes MSG. Consumers are choosing a lower MSG food and avoiding wheat. This must help dementia decline. It will decline further as doctors learn more about nutrition. They should. Much food research shows that a good diet helps prevent and treat many diseases. With more knowledge about good nutrition, and more pursuit of a good diet, dementia will fade.
I respect my patients; they taught me much. I believe that their thirst for knowledge and commitment to healthy living is the reason for the fading of dementia. High time this dread disease is placed in the trash bin.