The World Health Organization says there are currently more than 55 million people with dementia, but that number will rise to 78 million by 2030 as the average age increases, driven by factors such as diet, high blood pressure and depression.
World Health Organization in a note announced That dementia will affect about 78 million people by 2030 with a 40% growth and about 139 million by 2050. Dementia is caused by factors such as stroke, brain damage or Alzheimer’s and costs $ 1.3 trillion annually worldwide.
The organization says only a quarter of countries have a program in place to support patients with dementia and their families, so countries are being asked to think more seriously about tackling the problem. “Teaching Adhanum,” says the Secretary-General of the World Health Organization.
“Dementia robs millions of people of their memories, independence and dignity, and causes us to see the loss of those we know and love.” “The world is bending its knees in the face of dementia, and this is bothering us all.”
Health ministers from different countries signed a memorandum of understanding in 2015 on a joint global program including primary diagnosis and treatment, but have not yet been able to meet their commitments and meet their targets by 2025. “The World Health Organization’s Katherine Seehr, a mental health professional, says:
“Dementia is indeed a global public health concern and is not limited to high-income countries. “In fact, more than 60 percent of people with dementia live in low-income or middle-income countries.”
Dementia affects a person’s memory, orientation, learning capacity, language, decision-making ability, and ability to perform daily tasks. It can also affect people under the age of 65. However, controlling blood pressure, diabetes, diets, depression, and alcohol and tobacco use can help reduce dementia to some extent and reduce the risk of developing the disease.