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bluebird care DEMENTIA THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC What is Dementia? Dementia is a term which describes a number of conditions that cause damage to brain cells. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of Dementia. There are nearly 7.7Million new cases of Dementia in the world each year. This means there is a new case of Dementia Globally every 4 seconds... Dementia Stats Globally The below chart shows cases of Dementia Globally Globally: 36,600,000 UK: 800,000 Aus: 321,600 Ire: 42,000 USA: 5,000,000 Fra: 2,285,000 What are the Main Types of Dementia? Below are highlighted the main types of Dementia. Alzheimer's disease Vascular dementia Lewy bodies This is a type of Dementia that shares characteristics This is the most common and This is the second most well-known cause of common type of Dementia and it occurs when the blood with both Alzheimer's disease Dementia. It is thought to and Parkinson's disease. The supply to the brain is damaged. There are two main types of vascular Dementia; one caused by stroke and the other by cause over half of all cases. It is recognised by the build up of protein on the brain which forms plaques and tangles that stop the brain working as it should. person will experience many of the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and may also experience muscle stiffness and a tendency to shuffle when walking. small vessel discase. Korsakoff syndrome Fronto Temporal This is a rare type of Dementia. During the early stages, a person's memory may be fine but their personality, behaviour and language skills can change. This Dementia often causes a loss of insight and so the person may say and do things at the wrong time and in the wrong place. CJD Korsakoff syndrome is a chronic memory disorder caused by severe deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B-I). Korsakoff syndrome is most Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is the most common human form of a group of rare, fatal brain disorders known as prion diseases. This disease triggers prion protein in the brain to fold into a three- commonly caused by alcohol misuse, but certain other conditions also can dimensional shape abnormal shape. cause the syndrome. Dementia Stats UK & Ireland The below map highlights the cases of Dementia throughout the UK & Ireland. England: 648,895 Scotland: 82,000 Wales: 43,614 Ireland: 42,000 N. Ireland: 18,286 Signs & Symptoms Dementia affects each person ina different way, depending upon the impact of the disease and the person's personality before becoming ill. The signs and symptoms linked to dementia can be understood in three stages. Middle Stage: Late Stage: Early Stage: The early stage of Dementia is often overlooked, because the onset is gradual. As Dementia progresses to the middle stage, the signs and symptoms become Clearer and more restricting. The late stage of Dementia is one of near total dependence and inactivity. Memory disturbances arc serious and Symptoms include: the physical signs and symptoms become more obvious. Symptoms include: • Forgetfulness. • Losing track of the time. • Lost in familiar places. • Forgetful of recent events. • Forgetful of people's names. Becoming lost at home. • Difficulty communicating. • Behaviour changes. Symptoms include: • Unaware of the time / place. • Difficulty recognizing relatives and friends. • Need for assisted self-care. • ifficulty walking. Dementia Projections United States The number of people in the US with dementia will double in the next 40 years =50,000 people 5,000,000 people with Dementia in 2012 "estimated 115.400,000 people with Dementia in 2050 "estimated 65,400,000 people with Dementia in 2030 *estimated Dementia Projections UK The number of people in the UK with dementia will double in the next 40 years =10,000 people 800,000 people with Dementia in 2012 "estimated 1,000,000 people 1,500,000 people with Dementia in with Dementia in 2021 "estimated 2051 *estimated Dementia Projections Ireland The number of people in Ireland with dementia will Triple in the next 30 years =10,000 people 42,000 people with Dementia in 2013 50,400 people with Dementia in 140,000 people with Dementia in 2021 2041 *estimated *estimated *estimated Economic Impact of Demensia The total estimated worldwide cost of Dementia was US$604 Billion in 2010. About 70% of the costs occur in Western Europe and North America. Worldwide ciost of Dementia: $604,000,000,000,000 TURKEY If Dementia care were a country, it would be the World's 18th largest economy, ranking between Turkey and Indonesia. DEMENTIA $600 Billion INDONESIA $400 Billion $300 Billion If Dementia care were a company, it would be the World's largest by annual revenue exceeding Wal-Mart (US$414 billion) & Exxon Mobil (US$311 billion). Dementia Exxon Mobil Wal-Mart Please Note: all stats and figures featuring on this infographic were collected from external resources and may not be 100% acurate. References: bluebird care


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The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble by 2050, according to a new analysis. Alzheimer ’s disease International says 44 million people live with the disease, but that f...


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