What is the risk of developing a neurological disease?
Dementia, stroke and parkinsonism are among the leading causes of disability and death among older people, and are estimated to cost the global economy more than 2% of annual GDP.
This socioeconomic burden is forecast to worsen in coming years because of an ageing population and steady increases in life expectancy, presenting new challenges for governments worldwide.
But what is a person’s lifetime risk of developing these neurological diseases, which share many risk factors?
According to Dutch researchers, led by PhD student Silvan