Up to 20 percent of the population may be affected by dementia and cognitive decline.
And that number is growing.
In a new study, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that up to 80 percent of dog owners had their dogs tested for Alzheimer’s disease, a disease that can result in memory loss and dementia.
This study, published in the journal PLoS ONE, also found that a significant number of owners of boxers and other fighting dogs had tested positive for Alzheimer and were not being cared for properly.
The researchers say their research shows the need for better care and education around the disease.
“I think we have a big responsibility in the public health, and we need to take care of the people that we’re working with, the people we’re dealing with, and the people who have been in their lives for a long time,” said Michael DeWitt, the study’s lead author.
The study involved about 700 dog owners and their dogs.
The dogs were tracked for a decade and analyzed to find the presence of the disease and how well they were cared for.
There was no evidence that owners were suffering from the disease themselves, but DeWett and his colleagues say that when it comes to the care of dogs and humans, there is a disconnect.
“It is not that there is not an awareness of this, it is just that we don’t have good communication about what is going on,” DeWetts said.
The research also found the dogs had higher levels of stress in their home, which is known to increase their risk for dementia and other mental health issues.
The scientists also looked at how often owners and veterinarians were involved in the care and maintenance of their pets, and how often they tested positive.
They found that dogs were getting tested for various types of conditions in their owners’ homes, and they were tested for the disease twice a year.
The results of the study showed that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s among owners of fighting dogs was higher than that of the general population.
The owners who had their dog tested had more than twice the rate of dementia, and more than three times the rate for the general public.
DeWert said that the findings are important because “the more people who are tested, the higher the risk is.”
“The data is really telling us that if we can’t get the dogs properly treated and cared for, we’re going to have a lot of people that have Alzheimer’s and they will suffer,” De Witt said.
While DeWick said it is difficult to say whether the dogs are getting the proper care, he said it should not be overlooked that dogs are not the only people who may be at risk for Alzheimer.
“We’re also seeing this across the board in society,” De Wit said.
“In fact, we have more than one-third of Americans who are overweight or obese and that’s because of overeating.
It’s about understanding what the risks are.” “
So it’s not only about how much of a risk they are, but we have to treat them with the proper treatment and the proper management.
It’s about understanding what the risks are.”
DeWitte said that as more research comes out on the disease, it will become more clear whether or not the dogs were tested incorrectly.
“If we do get to a point where we can definitively say that there are things that can be done to prevent this, that there may be an improvement, then we need more research,” he said.