The World Health Organization is warning the growing number of cases of dementia might overwhelm healthcare and social service systems by 2030.
The WHO estimates the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple to 152 million by 2050.
Today WHO launched the Global Dementia Observatory – first global monitoring system that tracks progress on the provision of services for people with #dementia and their carers https://t.co/W2pOyWHjjn pic.twitter.com/khNiJlzuxC
— WHO (@WHO) December 7, 2017
It’s also estimated the annual global cost of dementia in U.S. money is $818 billion but the cost could very well double to $2 trillion U.S. by 2030.
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