What is dementia and who is at risk of it, how will it be protected?

By Newstime


Edinburgh, 01 Aug 2021 :

Dementia symptoms include loss of memory, decision making and thinking ability. The same word is used for such problems. It is one of the leading causes of dependence and disability among older people worldwide.

According to the World Health Organization, about 50 million people worldwide have dementia, and about 10 million new cases are reported every year. New research has predicted that the global number of people with dementia could almost triple by 2050.

The World Health Organization, citing research, suggests that people can reduce the risk of dementia by exercising regularly, not smoking, avoiding alcohol, controlling weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar levels. Huh. Additional risk factors for dementia include depression, lack of education, and social isolation. These areas also need attention to reduce the risk of dementia.

According to new data presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on July 27, it is estimated that more than 150 million people in the world may be living with dementia. The number is projected to increase from 5 crores 57 lakh in 2019 to more than 15 in 2050.

The University of Washington School of Medicine studies dementia. For this, they used data used between 1999 and 2019.

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