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Dementia ravaged David Cassidy — and it’s going to devastate the world.

David Cassidy, a teen idol from the 1970s and one of the stars of the hit television show the “Partridge Family,” died Tuesday, after suffering from a disease expected to afflict over 100 million people in the next three decades: dementia. The 67-year-old performer, who died from organ failure in a hospital surrounded by family...
Time: 13:32     Date: 23.11.2017
US Living News: Dementia ravaged David Cassidy — and it’s going to devastate the world. NY Post 24 - US News

The 67-year-old performer, who died from organ failure in a hospital surrounded by family and friends, first revealed he had dementia earlier this year after falling on stage and forgetting the lyrics mid-performance. Some critics incorrectly assumed he was intoxicated. Soon after, he retired. His mother and his grandfather had dementia, and he said during an interview with Dr. Phil earlier this year, “A part of me always knew this was coming.”

Dementia is a neurological illness that affects the mind and memory, and it can affect a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks. There are numerous types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

More than 47 million people worldwide have dementia, with about 10 million new cases every year. The number of people with dementia is expected to rise to 75 million in 2030 and 132 million by 2050, according to the World Health Organization.

It’s also expensive — it costs $215 billion a year to care for dementia patients, according to the National Institute on Aging, more than double what it costs overall to care for patients with heart disease and almost three times as much for patients with cancer.

People normally don’t detect dementia until years after the disease has developed, but researchers are working on diagnosing it earlier, said Luigi Ferrucci, scientific director of the National Institute of Aging. Although it appears more prevalent in older people, there is a rise of early-onset dementia among those younger than 65, according to research by Bournemouth University.

Some theories behind the rise in dementia cases, aside from the more obvious knock-on effects of an ageing population, include air pollution and the growth of insecticides. Additionally, people who have dementia end up living longer now, Ferrucci said, and some form of dementia is more likely to show the longer people live.

Telltale early signs of dementia include forgetfulness, losing track of time and becoming lost in familiar places, according to the World Health Organization. As the disease progresses, the patient will also become forgetful of recent events and people’s names, and eventually need help with personal care. The late stage of dementia means the patient is completely unaware of the time and place, does not recognize relatives and friends and has trouble walking.

There’s good news: More than a third of dementia cases may be preventable, by controlling nine lifestyle factors, which include not smoking, lowering high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy weight and managing midlife hearing loss, according to a report presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference last summer.

Brain exercises haven’t been proven as successful, but learning new skills has, as well as following a Mediterranean diet which could prevent or even slow down dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, said Kim Gerecke, director of the neuroscience program at Rhodes College in Memphis. Practicing two and a half hours of moderate exercise per week also helps, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Living

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Opinion

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Living

US Living News: Giant, muscle-bound penguin ruled prehistoric bird world. NY Post 24 - US News
Giant, muscle-bound penguin ruled prehistoric bird world.
WASHINGTON — Scientists have unearthed in New Zealand fossil bones of what might be the heavyweight champion of the...
US Living News: ‘Miracle’ baby survives being born with heart outside her chest. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Miracle’ baby survives being born with heart outside her chest.
Vanellope Hope is a true Christmas miracle. Doctors told new parents Naomi Findley and Dean Wilkins their baby Vanellope...
US Living News: These savings hacks will make you richer in 2018. NY Post 24 - US News
These savings hacks will make you richer in 2018.
This may save 2018 for you. Millions of Americans make financial New Year’s resolutions every year and this year, saving...
US Living News: These Type A personality traits could help you live a very long life. NY Post 24 - US News
These Type A personality traits could help you live a very long life.
The stubborn survive — and thrive. New research links some Type A personality traits, like having a strong work ethic...
US Living News: ‘I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas’ singer gets her wish, 60 years later. NY Post 24 - US News
‘I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas’ singer gets her wish, 60 years later.
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How to hide your holiday hangover from your boss.
There’s nothing joyous about facing up to work after a few too many festive bubblies. But just because you feel hungover,...
US Living News: It really does take longer for men to recover from viruses, colds. NY Post 24 - US News
It really does take longer for men to recover from viruses, colds.
The so-called “man flu” has been a punchline for decades, but according to one expert it may be time to stop taking it...
US Living News: Teen saves family bakery from closing with viral tweet. NY Post 24 - US News
Teen saves family bakery from closing with viral tweet.
A viral tweet has managed to save a Houston-area bakery from shutting its doors. Trinidad Garza has been baking since he...

Business

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T-Mobile plans to launch its own TV service next year.
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Last US Business News: Two companies will hoover up half of tech’s profits in 2018. NY Post 24 - US News
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On the whole, tech giants are poised to deliver “stable” revenue and profit in 2018, but Apple and Microsoft are expected...
Last US Business News: Apple spends $390 million to build iPhone chip plant in Texas. NY Post 24 - US News
Apple spends $390 million to build iPhone chip plant in Texas.
Apple said on Wednesday it would invest $390 million in Finisar, which it will use to build out a plant in Texas to make...
Last US Business News: Tycoons battle over kids’ $37K a month child support payments. NY Post 24 - US News
Tycoons battle over kids’ $37K a month child support payments.
A California investor on Tuesday lost a bid to lower support payments to his ex-wife after she claimed she needed $37,500...
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Resort claims guest’s ‘conduct’ led to her own sexual assault.
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Last US Business News: Facebook fires back at former exec who says it’s ‘ripping apart’ society. NY Post 24 - US News
Facebook fires back at former exec who says it’s ‘ripping apart’ society.
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Bitcoin exchanges get slammed by website outages.
Digital currency exchange operators Coinbase and Bitfinex reported problems with service through their websites on Tuesday,...
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Metro

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Jerks accused of stealing man’s ID and going skydiving.
These two skydivers just landed in jail. A Brooklyn couple was busted for allegedly stealing the identity of a Washington...
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Traffic agent pleads guilty to drunken crash that killed friend.
An NYPD traffic agent who downed eight shots of vodka before hopping behind the wheel of his car — and killing a friend...
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Port Authority ‘bomber’ tried brainwashing his wife: officials.
Alleged Port Authority bomber Akayed Ullah was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher —...
Metro News: Schumer goes to police about bogus sexual harassment complaint. NY Post 24 - US News
Schumer goes to police about bogus sexual harassment complaint.
Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday he’s gone to the Capitol Police about a bogus sexual-harassment complaint that has been...
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Scourge of savage MS-13 spreads from Suffolk to Nassau’s tony North Shore.
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De Blasio denies approving gift cards for criminal suspects who took survey.
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The Bronx terrorist-wannabe who watched ISIS decapitation videos when he worked out — to keep himself “motivated” —...

Sport

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At 8:02 p.m. on June 30, 2017, the Oklahoma City police department confirmed that a...
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