Dementia cases expected to triple worldwide

The number of people living with dementia is projected to triple by 2050, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International, jumping from 44 million to 135 million people.

The organization also predicted that the by 2050, 71 percent of patients with dementia will be in poor and middle-income countries. Currently, 38 percent of cases are in rich countries. The report concluded that most governments are unprepared for this epidemic.

Researchers and other Alzheimer’s societies are calling for  more research to be done, which could provide early intervention to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s.

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