Texas is facing an epidemic of dementia, with the number of dementia patients in Texas nearly triple from 20,000 in 2008 to more than 40,000 today.
The nation has seen a dramatic increase in the incidence of dementia since then.
Experts say it’s not just the number but the severity of the illness that’s changed.
Texas is now seeing a rise in dementia patients, with nearly 4,000 cases a day in 2017.
Dr. Robert W. Fisk is director of the Texas Department of Neurology.
The Texas Department is working with state and local health departments to increase awareness of the disease, he said.
We’re very concerned with the trend of people, if you will, not getting the care they need.
They’re not getting adequate medical care.
We’re really concerned about the increasing number of people who are having neurologic deficits.
“Dementia is a disease of the brain.
You can’t treat it.
You cannot cure it.
The disease is going to be with you for life.”
Dr. Fain says the increasing prevalence of dementia has also resulted in an increased demand for specialized care.
People who have dementia are often at a higher risk for complications of the disorder, including a higher mortality rate and lower quality of life.
In addition, people with dementia may suffer from social isolation, which can lead to depression, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts, said Dr. Fischetti.
It’s not clear exactly how dementia affects the brain but researchers believe it is linked to a loss of neurons, the building blocks of the synapse, which is what connects neurons together.
Dr. Robert Fisk, director of Texas Department in Neurology, speaks to a reporter on Feb. 26, 2018, in Houston.
The Texas Department says the state has seen more than 3,000 dementia cases a week in 2017 and has seen an increase in dementia cases.
(Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Associated Press)The disease affects the brains function and makes it difficult to remember things, he added.
It’s a chronic condition, with symptoms that worsen over time.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about 1 in 100 people will develop dementia.
There are about 30,000 people living in Texas, about 20 percent of the population, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Department.