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Four times greater number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease by 2050


More than 26 million people in the world have Alzheimer’s disease, and it is estimated that this number will be four times greater by the year of 2050, according to the scientists from Johns Hopkins University in the USA.

This means that one of 85 people in the world will have this disease in 40 years, as it was announced at the conference of Alzheimer’s disease association, held last week in Washington.

New estimations do not differ too much from the previous ones, and they predict global pandemics of dementia. They also warn about what will happen if scientists do not find a better way of fight against this disease as well as protection of old pains.

'If we managed to make a decent progress in the prevention of this disease or its slowing down, we would give a global contribution to health’, said the leader of the research, Dr Ron Brukemayer.

The greatest increase of the diseased is expected in most inhabited parts of Asia, in which there are already 12.6 million patients. By 2050, Asia will have had 62.8 million people having this disease.

In an American study, it is predicted that in 2050, 16 million Americans will have this disease. According to the new study, the number of patients in North America will be increased from 3.1 to 8.8 millions by the year of 2050.

In Africa, the number of the diseased by the year of 2050 will be 6.3 millions, in Europe 16.5 millions and in Latino America, 10.8 millions.


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