New evidence linking aging workers to the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is scary on two fronts.

First, it ties declining job performance with common symptoms of the dementia that now affects 5 million Americans. By 2040, that number is expected to quadruple.

Dr. John C. Morris, director of the Alzheimer’s disease research center at Washington University, says the signs amount to subtle changes or decline in mental ability.

“So co-workers will cover up at first and make excuses such as, ‘Well, Fred is getting over the loss of his brother,’ or ‘We just got a new computer system.’ ” continue reading>>

Source: Delaware Online.com

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