Study finds ‘staggering’ signs of dementia in 9/11 first responders

A new study has found that 9/11 rescue and recovery workers from the World Trade Center site are suffering from dementia symptoms at unusually young ages at a level doctors call “staggering”, writes Paul Bedard in the Washington Examiner.

According to the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, as many as 3,740-5,300 World Trade Center recovery workers and survivors could suffer debilitating cognitive impairment and 240-810 individuals will experience dementia, a rate similar to that of combat veterans.

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