11 Dec 2013

Dementia numbers across the world – infographic

Ahead of today’s international summit on dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease International produced a report assessing the future impact of Alzheimer’s across the globe.

Dementia Alzheimer's Disease International report

The report, entitled The Global Impact of Dementia 2013-50, predicts a 17 per cent increase in the number of people living with dementia, compared to the original estimates by Alzheimer’s Disease International in 2009.

Significantly, the report also predicts a shift in the distribution of dementia across the world. Whereas previously high-income countries have witnessed the strongest visible trends, it says low- and middle-income countries will in future feel the heaviest burden.

“By 2050, 71 per cent of people with dementia will live in low and middle income countries,” the document predicts.