Massive rise in health lost to dementia, finds global study – Alzheimer’s Society

Massive rise in health lost to dementia, finds global study

The number of people losing a healthy life due to dementia has almost doubled across the globe in one generation, reveals a report in The Lancet (Monday, 8 June). The latest Global Burden of Disease Study found a 92 per cent increase in dementia-related early death and years lived with disability between 1990 and 2013.

Link to full article:  http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60692-4/abstract

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