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Dementia cases 'set to treble worldwide' by 2050

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Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2013 12:42 AM by AlexMuller

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 figure will increase to 135 million by 2050. The figures were released ahead of the G8 dementia summit in London next week.

 
In the UK, dementia research receives one eighth of the amount of funding that is spent on cancer, which charities say is insufficient.
 
Alzheimer's Disease International expects increasing life expectancies to drive a surge in cases in poor and middle-income countries, particularly in South East Asia and Africa.
 
Currently 38% of cases are in rich countries. But that balance is predicted shift significantly by 2050, with 71% of patients being in poor and middle-income countries.
 
The report says most governments are "woefully unprepared for the dementia epidemic".
 
Marc Wortmann, the executive director at Alzheimer Disease International, said: "It's a global epidemic and it is only getting worse - if we look into the future the numbers of elderly people will rise dramatically."
 
Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of the UK's Alzheimer's Society, said: "Dementia is fast becoming the biggest health and social care challenge of this generation.
 
"We must tackle dementia now, for those currently living with the condition across the world and for those millions who will develop dementia in the future.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-06
+2
Demential is a serious disease and the predicted numbers are alarming. Like with cancer, research needs more funding
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-06
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The pressure to find treatments and preventions for Alzheimer's disease has been building steadily over the past decade Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-06
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This is a big social care issue and adds already increasing concerns about the care for elderly Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-06
+1
Alzheimer's disease is a serious problem and new research and understanding will help. It is most common cause of dementia linked to a set of symptoms which can include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-06
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It is important to remember when considering treatments that no one single factor has been identified as a cause for Alzheimer's disease.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-06
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Age appears to be a prominent factor of most of these neurodegenerative disorders Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-06
+1
Amyloid proteins are important whatever the cause- they are abnormally folded, which causes them to build up in tissues and organs, leading to organ failure. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-06
+0
We should not consider only amyloid beta, it is probably just one piece of a long chain of events that go wrong in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-06
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There was a report about a compound that works by blocking a faulty signal in brains affected by neurodegenerative diseases, which shuts down the production of essential proteins, leading to brain cells being unprotected and dying off. Early days! Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-07-21
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Jajajaj ya te digo, xD!Por cierto queda un poco feo lo de editar comentarios de otros jaja, pero bueno, la verdad es que me mola tu blog,pero me repatean las faltas de orr(atgfíaocomo se habrá notado ya…) así que ya siento las malas formas.P.D. Me he reido con el comentario editado.P.D.2: Yo aún no soy ingeniero, y el blog lo tengo abandonadísimo, pero deberías buscarte hobbies Nax,jajaja! Reply


 

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