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One more reason to improve education and cardiovascular health in developing countries: to delay (underestimated) Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer_Word_cloud_conceptAlzheimer’s Cas­es Severe­ly Under­es­ti­mat­ed in Devel­op­ing Nations (Bloomberg):

Alzheimer’s cas­es are great­ly under­es­ti­mat­ed in East Asia, Sub-Saha­ran Africa and Colom­bia, researchers said, which may lead to poor pol­i­cy mak­ing and inad­e­quate health-care ser­vices.

Alzheimer’s Dis­ease Inter­na­tion­al revised their glob­al esti­mate of peo­ple with demen­tia to 44 mil­lion peo­ple from 36 mil­lion, based on a review of stud­ies pre­sent­ed today at the Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence in Copen­hagen…

In con­trast, stud­ies have shown that new cas­es of demen­tia are start­ing lat­er in the devel­oped world, includ­ing the U.S., Eng­land, Ger­many and the Nether­lands, as man­age­ment of car­dio­vas­cu­lar health improves and edu­ca­tion lev­els rise…

The world’s pop­u­la­tion is aging, and by 2050, the num­ber of peo­ple old­er than 60 will exceed the num­ber under age 15 for the first time in his­to­ry.”

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