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In an aging world, what are your chances of getting dementia?

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You get the worst feeling as you wave goodbye to your mom at the nursing home every week. Since she was diagnosed with dementia, it’s become too dangerous for her to take care of herself, and nearly impossible for you to take care of her. Overwhelmed by sadness and guilt, you made the decision you knew was best for her health—and for yours, too.

Once in a while, you ask yourself: Will I end up here myself one day?