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Dementia cases to nearly triple by 2050: Report

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 25, 2015 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
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Posted: Aug 25, 2015 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
Dementia cases to nearly triple by 2050: Report

Dementia cases to nearly triple by 2050: Report

ISLAMABAD: The number of people with dementia worldwide will nearly triple from 47 million today to 132 million in 2050, a report said.

Dementia is an umbrella term for degenerative diseases of the brain, characterised by a gradual decline in the ability to think and remember, Medical Xpress reported on Tuesday.

Accounting for well over half of cases, Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia.

As the world gets older, the number of people with dementia is set to increase exponentially, notes the World Alzheimer Report
2015, produced by Alzheimer’s Disease International.

Today there are 900 million people 60 or older. Over the next 35 years, that age group will grow by 65 percent in rich countries,
185 percent in lower-middle income nations, and 239 percent in poor countries.

In 2015 alone, there will be about 10 million new cases, one every few seconds and nearly 30 percent more than in 2010. – app

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