2013 World Alzheimer’s Report Says: Cost of Alzheimer’s will Triple

Fairfax Alzheimer'sMore than 35 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s today. By 2050, that number is expected to more than triple to 115 million. The 2013 World Alzheimer’s Report, titled ” Journey of Caring: An Analysis of Long-Term Care for Dementia,” forecasts that the cost and burden of caring for people with dementia will approximately triple by 2050 because a cure has not yet been discovered.


The World Alzheimer’s Report, which was produced by researchers at King’s College in London, identifies areas in which specific actions could lead to improvements in the quality of care for people with dementia and strategies to make the care more affordable.


The report reveals that:


  • Governments need to make dementia a bigger priority.


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