Dementia is expected to affect 135 million people worldwide by 2050

12/4/2013 | USA Today · Reuters

The number of people suffering from dementia worldwide is expected to increase to 135 million by 2050, up from an estimated 44 million sufferers in 2013, Alzheimer's Disease International said Thursday. The estimate is 17% higher than previous estimates, mainly due to spikes in dementia cases in China and sub-Saharan Africa. "It's a global epidemic and it is only getting worse," ADI's executive director Marc Wortmann said.

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