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Over 55 million people living with dementia worldwide – WHO

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Over 55 million people living with dementia worldwide – WHO

Geneva, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 55 million people worldwide (8.1% of women and 5.4% of men over 65 years) are living with dementia, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Sunday.
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As life expectancy increases, this number might swell to 78 million by 2030 and 139 by 2050, WHO posted on Twitter, while attaching a list of some of the 2021´s top 10 health issues.

People living with dementia can do a lot on their own to keep healthy, but unfortunately they cannot do it all, WHO said, while publishing its first report on the international response to dementia in 2021.

According to the WHO report, only a quarter of nations worldwide have a domestic policy or plan for supporting people with dementia and their families.

Many governments lack earmarked funds in their health budgets, leaving significant gaps for treating dementia, WHO warned.

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