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10 facts on dementia

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Cathy Greenblat

A new case of dementia is diagnosed every 4 seconds

The total number of new cases of dementia each year worldwide is nearly 7.7 million, implying 1 new case every 4 seconds. The number of people with dementia is expected to increase to 75.6 million in 2030 and 135.5 million in 2050.

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