Herald, The (Scotland)
OLDER people are more fearful of developing dementia than they are of cancer, a new poll suggests.
Two-thirds of people over the age of 50 fear that they will develop the condition while just one in 10 said they were frightened about getting cancer.
When 500 adults aged over 50 from across the
Meanwhile just 3.88 per cent said they were frightened about getting a heart condition and 0.73 per cent were concerned about developing diabetes.
There are around 800,000 people with dementia in the
Symptoms can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. It occurs when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes.
Commenting on the poll
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