Nearly 47 Million People Around The World Suffer From Dementia

The AP (8/25) reported that in a report issued Aug. 25, investigators with Alzheimer’s Disease International “say there are now nearly 47 million people living with dementia globally, up from 35 million in 2009.” Those experts “warned that without a medical breakthrough, numbers will likely double every 20 years.”

According to TIME (8/25, Basu), the report also revealed that “58% of all people with dementia reside in developing countries.” In addition, by mid-century, “68% of those with dementia will be located in low and middle income countries, where services are limited and populations are aging quickly.”

Related Links:

— “Report: Nearly 47 million people now have dementia,” Chron, August 27, 2015.

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