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Saturday, May 12, 2012

‎"Dementia cases in Delhi to rise by 226%", Times Of India, 2012. (excerpt)

‎"Dementia cases in Delhi to rise by 226%", Kounteya Sinha, Times Of India, May 12, 2012.

"NEW DELHI: Delhi will see a mammoth 226% increase in dementia cases among those aged 60 and above by 2026 as compared to 2006, while Maharashtra will see a 112% increase. Jharkhand will see the highest percentage increase in dementia patients during the same period at 262%. 

According to Union health ministry's projections released on Friday, Bihar will see a 221% increase, followed by Assam (183%), Chhattisgarh (180%) and UP (177%). "...

..."The WHO report said, "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." 


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