Whether it’s the chemical in the air, in our food or certain lifestyle choices we are making something is contributing to a growing dementia epidemic that will soon engulf the world.
“Paris (AFP) – The number of people with dementia worldwide will nearly triple from 47 million today to 132 million in 2050, a report said Tuesday. 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. 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. The risk increases dramatically as we age.”
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