Dementia in India
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Dementia cases on the rise in India

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the total number of people with dementia is projected to double every 20 years to 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million in 2050. According to estimates, people aged above 60 will account for 22% of the world’s population with four fifths living in Asia, Latin America or Africa. It is also estimated that over 5.3 million people in India live with dementia, of which Alzheimer’s is the most common cause. According to the Dementia  in India Report 2020 published by the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) this figure is set to rise to 7.6 million by 2030. With no available treatments to stop or reverse the progression of the disease, it only worsens with time and eventually leads to death.

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