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Dementia Rates Escalate as Brain Capacity Diminishes with Age
Date:2/9/2010

The latest report entitled Keeping Dementia Front of Mind highlights the prevalence of the brain condition for governments when making policy and budget decisions. Research has shown brainpower peaks in the mid-twenties and then declines and we lose up to 50% of our brain’s capacity by our mid-fifties. Quincy Bioscience is developing a new approach toward this growing problem.

Madison, Wis (Vocus) February 9, 2010 -- The latest report entitled “Keeping Dementia Front of Mind” highlights the prevalence of the brain condition for governments when making policy and budget decisions. Research has shown brainpower peaks in the mid-twenties and then declines and we lose up to 50% of our brain’s capacity by our mid-fifties. Quincy Bioscience is developing a new approach toward this growing problem.



There are 77 million Baby Boomers in the United States are rapidly growing. A discussion about dementia is uncomfortable, but will be impossible to avoid for many. “People are afraid of the unknown and scared of the memory loss they are seeing in aging relatives,” says Quincy Bioscience president Mark Underwood. “However, there is hope coming around the corner.”

Without a breakthrough in the fight against dementia, this number could jump to as many as 84 million who have age-related memory loss by the year 2040.    Dementia is a subject avoided by most. Just the thought of memory loss - in a loved one, friend, co-worker or, worse yet, ourselves -- makes us terribly uncomfortable. Unless we are confronted directly with dementia, we prefer to think of it as "someone else's problem."
“Aging is scary and the solutions we have been researching can give people some peace. We now know why the brain loses its “horsepower” by age 55, and we have found a solution in nature to replac
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