Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dementia cases to nearly triple by 2050: report

The number of people with dementia worldwide will nearly triple from 47 million today to 132 million in 2050, a report said Tuesday.
 Graphic illustrating dementia.
Dementia is an umbrella term for degenerative diseases of the brain characterised by a gradual decline in the ability to think and remember.
 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. http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/health/Dementia-cases-to-nearly-triple-by-2050-report/-/1954202/2845128/-/fagucj/-/index.html

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