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The global impact of dementia

World Alzheimer Report 2015 The Global Impact of Dementia Around the world, there will be 9.9 million new cases of dementia in 2015, one every 3 seconds 131.5 million 74.7 46.8 million million 46.8 million people worldwide are living with dementia in 2015. This number will almost double 2015 2030 2050 every 20 years. Much of the increase will take place in low and middle income countries (LMICS): 68% in 2015, 58% of all people with 2050 dementia live in LMICS, rising to 63% in 2030 and 68% in 2050. US$ US$ 818 BILLION TRILLION The total estimated worldwide cost of dementia in 2015 is 2015 2018 US$ 818 billion. By 2018, dementia will become a trillion dollar disease, rising to US$ 2 trillion by 2030 If global dementia care were a country, Dementia $818 billion Apple $742 billion it would be the 18th largest economy Google $368 billion (source: Forbes 2015 ranking). in the world exceeding the market values of companies such as Apple and Google EUROPE 10.5 MILLION THE AMERICAS ASIA 9.4 22.9 AFRICA MILLION 4.0 MILLION MILLION This map shows the estimated number of people living with dementia in each world region in 2015. At Alzheimer's Disease International, we believe that dementia must be declared an international health priority with a collaborative, global action plan and a shared vision for dementia research and care. By campaigning for better health and social care provision, we can support people living with dementia both now and in the future. By joining us and helping to spread the word you can help us make this a reality. The World Alzheimer Report 2015 was independently researched by King's College London and supported by Bupa. LAz Alzheimer's Disease International The global voice on dementia

The global impact of dementia

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Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. By 2050, the number of people living with dementia around the world will be over 131 million, making this disease one of the most significant g...


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