(ORDO NEWS) — Today, approximately 50 million people have a problem such as dementia. Experts warn that in the next 30 years this figure may increase at least threefold. By 2050, approximately 152 million people worldwide will have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
This is reported by Express.
WHO has provided data that people with dementia are increasing every year. Most of the patients with this diagnosis are recorded in countries with low or middle income. After 30 years, the Middle East and several regions of Africa may become the epicenters of this disease.
About 7 million cases will be due to smoking, obesity and high blood pressure. Experts believe that if you closely monitor the state of health, then this figure is quite realistic to reduce by almost 6.2 million cases.
Maria Carrillo said there is a need to improve the way people live in many poor countries. It is also worth getting rid of the factors that can influence the development of dementia. These include a sedentary lifestyle, different stages of obesity, bad habits, diabetes and more.
American scientists, in turn, say that by 2050 the population of our planet will noticeably “grow old”. About 16% of people will be over 65 at this time. It is worth noting that in the United States, the number of deaths due to such a diagnosis as Alzheimer’s disease has recently increased significantly.
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