The third millennium dementia epidemic

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Richard Tjan


The global dementia epidemic now and in the future is mainly caused by the steady increase in the population of older persons, where around 2 billion people will be 60 years of age and older by 2050.(1,2) As a consequence, in that year  there will be 135 million people with dementia, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where 60% of the more than 47 million cases (2015 estimate) are living now.(2)

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Tjan, R. (2018). The third millennium dementia epidemic. Universa Medicina, 37(1), 1–2.


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