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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

US Living News: Parents are buying these gadgets to protect their kids from school shooters. NY Post 24 - US News
Parents are buying these gadgets to protect their kids from school shooters.
Parents are taking safety from school shooters into their own hands. Ever since last week’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman...
US Living News: Anti-Semitism drove these Jews out of France. NY Post 24 - US News
Anti-Semitism drove these Jews out of France.
The City of Light is losing its Stars of David. As a rash of anti-Semitic ­attacks, largely at the hands of Muslim extremists,...
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Here’s what aliens probably look like.
We are on the cusp of discovering new technologies that “will take us even farther as we explore the planets and the stars”...
US Living News: How refugees united a small town around unlikely soccer run. NY Post 24 - US News
How refugees united a small town around unlikely soccer run.
In 2000, the population of Lewiston, Maine, was 36,000 and 96 percent white. Within a decade, 7,000 newcomers were added...

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: How system failures led to the Parkland shooting. NY Post 24 - US News
How system failures led to the Parkland shooting.
Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson’s jaw-dropping decision not to enter Marjory Douglas Stoneman HS to face accused shooter...
Last US News - Opinion: De Blasio’s homeless-spending explosion. NY Post 24 - US News
De Blasio’s homeless-spending explosion.
A new report suggests Washington and Albany aren’t keeping pace with hikes in city homeless-shelter costs, but the real...
Last US News - Opinion: Supreme Court case could deal major blow to unions in New York. NY Post 24 - US News
Supreme Court case could deal major blow to unions in New York.
On Monday the US Supreme Court will hear Janus v. AFSCME. At issue are the constitutionality of laws in 22 states — including...
Last US News - Opinion: Here’s proof our courts work as partisan forces. NY Post 24 - US News
Here’s proof our courts work as partisan forces.
PITTSBURGH — Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court stepped over the line by redrawing the entire state’s electoral...
Last US News - Opinion: Celebs will sully the teen fight for gun control. NY Post 24 - US News
Celebs will sully the teen fight for gun control.
As many of us heard testimonies from the survivors of the Parkland massacre, it felt like we were living in an alternate...

Living

US Living News: Parents are buying these gadgets to protect their kids from school shooters. NY Post 24 - US News
Parents are buying these gadgets to protect their kids from school shooters.
Parents are taking safety from school shooters into their own hands. Ever since last week’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman...
US Living News: Anti-Semitism drove these Jews out of France. NY Post 24 - US News
Anti-Semitism drove these Jews out of France.
The City of Light is losing its Stars of David. As a rash of anti-Semitic ­attacks, largely at the hands of Muslim extremists,...
US Living News: Here’s what aliens probably look like. NY Post 24 - US News
Here’s what aliens probably look like.
We are on the cusp of discovering new technologies that “will take us even farther as we explore the planets and the stars”...
US Living News: How refugees united a small town around unlikely soccer run. NY Post 24 - US News
How refugees united a small town around unlikely soccer run.
In 2000, the population of Lewiston, Maine, was 36,000 and 96 percent white. Within a decade, 7,000 newcomers were added...
US Living News: Here’s proof our courts work as partisan forces. NY Post 24 - US News
Here’s proof our courts work as partisan forces.
PITTSBURGH — Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court stepped over the line by redrawing the entire state’s electoral...
US Living News: Celebs will sully the teen fight for gun control. NY Post 24 - US News
Celebs will sully the teen fight for gun control.
As many of us heard testimonies from the survivors of the Parkland massacre, it felt like we were living in an alternate...
US Living News: ‘Doomsday’ seed vault on Arctic island to get $13M upgrade. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Doomsday’ seed vault on Arctic island to get $13M upgrade.
OSLO – Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian crowns ($13 million) to upgrade a doomsday seed vault on an Arctic...
US Living News: Stolen Degas painting found in suitcase on bus. NY Post 24 - US News
Stolen Degas painting found in suitcase on bus.
PARIS — French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years...

Business

Last US Business News: Tech behind cryptocurrency unites with cannabis. NY Post 24 - US News
Tech behind cryptocurrency unites with cannabis.
Dude, where’s my weed? It was only a matter of time before blockchain and cannabis — two of the latest Wall Street trends...
Last US Business News: Bill Gates needs to practice what he preaches. NY Post 24 - US News
Bill Gates needs to practice what he preaches.
When one of the two richest people on the planet says that he is undertaxed, it makes for intriguing, self-righteous headlines....
Last US Business News: Fewer people are upgrading their smartphones. NY Post 24 - US News
Fewer people are upgrading their smartphones.
It seems global consumers are wising up when it comes to upgrading their smartphones. Smartphone makers saw the first quarterly...
Last US Business News: Delta and United join companies cutting ties with NRA. NY Post 24 - US News
Delta and United join companies cutting ties with NRA.
Two major airlines are the latest companies severing ties with the National Rifle Association — part of the mushrooming...
Last US Business News: Buffett reveals $29B windfall for Berkshire thanks to tax cuts. NY Post 24 - US News
Buffett reveals $29B windfall for Berkshire thanks to tax cuts.
Investor Warren Buffett says the acquisition frenzy on Wall Street is making it hard for him to find deals at the right price,...
Last US Business News: China may be eager to sell Waldorf Astoria after seizing control. NY Post 24 - US News
China may be eager to sell Waldorf Astoria after seizing control.
The Chinese government just took control of the Waldorf Astoria — but it doesn’t seem to be interested in revamping the...
Last US Business News: Wall Street looks for clues from tight-lipped new Fed chair. NY Post 24 - US News
Wall Street looks for clues from tight-lipped new Fed chair.
The biggest riddle on Wall Street is about the man in the middle of it. Investors on Friday scrambled to interpret the first...
Last US Business News: Citi will refund $335M to cardholders it overcharged. NY Post 24 - US News
Citi will refund $335M to cardholders it overcharged.
Citi’s credit-card customers will receive $335 million in refunds after the bank failed to lower their interest rates in...

Metro

Metro News: My ex launched a campaign to ruin me. NY Post 24 - US News
My ex launched a campaign to ruin me.
A Brooklyn man angry over a breakup went on a scorched-earth campaign against his ex, painting her as a cocaine-using, pot-smoking...
Metro News: Cheating rampant during PSAT at Bronx school: whistleblowers. NY Post 24 - US News
Cheating rampant during PSAT at Bronx school: whistleblowers.
The PSAT exam given at a Bronx high school broke every rule in the book, whistleblowers told The Post. Nearly 300 sophomores...
Metro News: NYPD nabs suspects responsible for months-long robbery spree. NY Post 24 - US News
NYPD nabs suspects responsible for months-long robbery spree.
Cops busted three stick-up artists who they say preyed on Manhattan and Bronx businesses for months, sources said Saturday....
Metro News: Daughter wins long court battle to control artist dad’s estate. NY Post 24 - US News
Daughter wins long court battle to control artist dad’s estate.
An artist’s daughter has won her 15-year court battle to control her father’s $60 million estate after years of alleged...
Metro News: Ancient Roman statue at center of international custody fight. NY Post 24 - US News
Ancient Roman statue at center of international custody fight.
A Roman statue that was to be auctioned in New York has been caught in an international tug of war instead. Eliezer Levin,...
Metro News: 4 NYC babies die in one day in tragic incidents. NY Post 24 - US News
4 NYC babies die in one day in tragic incidents.
Four babies, none older than six months, died across four boroughs in less than 24 hours Friday into Saturday, officials...
Metro News: Man with measles may have infected the Met, NYC hotels. NY Post 24 - US News
Man with measles may have infected the Met, NYC hotels.
An Australian tourist with a confirmed case of the measles visited several hotels, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and various...
Metro News: City demands landlord pay $176K for killing old tree. NY Post 24 - US News
City demands landlord pay $176K for killing old tree.
A tree was murdered in Brooklyn — and the city wants $176,400 from the landlord accused of the arborcide. Developer Noam...

Sport

Last US Sport News: Geno Smith has been studying this whole flat earth thing. NY Post 24 - US News
Geno Smith has been studying this whole flat earth thing.
The class of 1492 has a new candidate for class president. Former Jets and Giants quarterback Geno Smith joined Kyrie Irving...
Last US Sport News: ‘Trailers are used a lot’: How fitness craze has taken over PGA Tour. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Trailers are used a lot’: How fitness craze has taken over PGA Tour.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — On any given day during a PGA Tour event, if you take a walk past the player fitness trailer,...
Last US Sport News: UConn women crush SMU with incredible 43-0 run. NY Post 24 - US News
UConn women crush SMU with incredible 43-0 run.
DALLAS — Katie Lou Samuelson scored 23 points and top-ranked UConn wrapped up its fifth consecutive American Athletic Conference...
Last US Sport News: Bortles’ extension takes Jaguars out of Cousins sweepstakes. NY Post 24 - US News
Bortles’ extension takes Jaguars out of Cousins sweepstakes.
The Kirk Cousins Sweepstakes lost a contestant on Saturday, giving the Jets a little less competition for the free-agent...
Last US Sport News: Shohei Ohtani gives up HR in spring training mound debut. NY Post 24 - US News
Shohei Ohtani gives up HR in spring training mound debut.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani didn’t quite dazzle in his spring pitching debut with the Angels. Maybe things will...