Over 6 million individuals currently live with dementia – a brain disorder characterized by progressive decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other cognitive domains. Recent work has shown that relative to other occupations, older adults with longest-held jobs in agriculture experience greater odds of developing dementia. Given the hazardous nature of agriculture, the impact of dementia and cognitive impairment on older agricultural workers and their families is an area of public...
Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues affecting people across the nation. In June we’re raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and brain health, safety, HIV testing and sickle cell disease.
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