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Dementia doubles in Orange County in less than a decade – UCI MIND Director weighs in

By May 1, 2023May 3rd, 2023Carousel Slider, In the News

New number crunching from the Alzheimer’s Orange County estimates that the number of folks enduring this sort of heartbreak has essentially doubled since 2014 in the O.C. That’s a startling jump, from 84,000 to 164,000 people, which works out to about 5% of our total population. … “The new number is believable, especially if a difference from the previous estimate is the inclusion of mild cognitive impairment as a category,” said Dr. Joshua D. Grill, Professor of Neurobiology & Behavior and noted Alzheimer’s researcher at UC Irvine .

Joshua Grill, PhD

Joshua Grill, PhD

“Orange County is ‘grayer’ than the rest of the country, so we do expect relatively more people living with cognitive impairment here.” Read the article in the Orange County Register here.