World Alzheimer Report 2015 reviews global impact of dementia

Written by Alice Weatherston

Updated estimates of global dementia impact released today by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) in the World Alzheimer Report 2015 have indicated rises in prevalence, incidence and cost of the condition, with an increasing impact in low and middle income countries. Final estimates from the study have placed the number of individuals living with dementia across the globe at approximately 46.8 million people; a figure that is also predicted to nearly double every 20 years going forward (74.7 million by 2030 & 131.5 million by 2050). This equates to more than 9.9 million new cases of dementia each year and one...

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