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More than 35 Million People Have Dementia Worldwide

New statistics on the worldwide prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are being released today as countries across the globe joint together in recognition of World’s Alzheimer’s Day. According to the World Alzheimer Report, an estimated 35.6 million people worldwide will be living with dementia in 2010. This is a 10% increase over previous global dementia prevalence reported in 2005. It is important to have elderly people screened for dementia. Unchecked, dementia will impose enormous burdens on individuals, families and the global economy. Many residents in nursing homes suffer from dementia and are oftentimes the victims of nursing home abuse. To read more about the dementia statistics, please click the link.