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10 facts on dementia

Ovidio and Antonia in front of their portraits, Dominican Republic
Cathy Greenblat

Huge economic impact; US$ 604 billion per year

The high cost of the disease will challenge health systems to deal with the predicted future increase of cases. The costs are estimated at US$ 604 billion per year at present and are set to increase even more quickly than the prevalence.

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