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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Dementia cases worldwide will triple by 2050: WHO report".

"Dementia cases worldwide will triple by 2050: WHO", Kounteya Sinha, Times of India, Apr 12, 2012. 

"WHO warns that India, which is witnessing a greying population, will face serious problems in tackling the disease. "The government of India has begun to realize the extent of the situation and the need to establish dementia-sensitive services. The next few years will see the establishment of the National Institute of Ageing, and special provisions for people with dementia in the National Policy for Older People and the National Mental Health Programme," the report says."


Dementia: a public health priority

Dementia is a syndrome that affects memory, thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday activities – usually of a chronic or progressive nature. The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at 35.6 million. This number will double by 2030 and more than triple by 2050.

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