Dementia Set to Triple in Next 30 Years as Global Population Ages 1 234 567

Dementia Set to Triple in Next 30 Years as Global Population Ages

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The World Health Organization warns the number of people living with dementia globally will triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050.  WHO is launching a global monitoring system on dementia, which will track progress and identify areas of concern.The WHO reports dementia exacts a huge social and economic burden, one that will grow as people age and succumb to this mental illness.The agency estimates five percent of the world’s older population suffers from dementia...

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