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A third of Russians said they are afraid of getting dementia in old age

6 апреля 2023, 09:25
Fears about the possibility of getting dementia in old age are experienced by 36% of participants in a survey conducted by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM).

To a greater extent, the fear of getting dementia in old age is inherent in residents of the country (43% of respondents versus 28% of respondents), as well as elderly residents (43% of survey participants). Those who are well aware of this disease are also afraid of this disease (44% vs. 30% among those who have heard about it for the first time).

More than half of Russians, at the same time, do not worry about this disease.

68% of the survey participants know about this disease. Moreover, 34% of respondents stated that they are well aware of this disease. Another 8% noted that they only know this word. Almost every fourth person has heard about this disease for the first time. Most often, Russians learn about this disease from personal experience if someone from their environment suffers from this disease.

Almost every third participant of the survey (32%) is sure that the occurrence of this disease can be delayed if memory is trained. One in five claims that the occurrence of this disease can be prevented. 21% of respondents call this disease inevitable.

Every fourth participant of the survey notes that in order to prevent this disease, it is necessary to "train the brain" by giving it intellectual loads. One in five believes that it is necessary to read and learn poetry more. According to 11% of respondents, it is necessary to monitor their health, regularly go to doctors' examinations, undergo medical examinations, and also lead a healthy lifestyle. 9% of respondents named sports as a prevention of this disease. Another 7% offered to solve crosswords and puzzles.