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Statistics for Dementia

Some Facts About Dementia Include:

  • The risk of dementia increases with age
  • Dementia affects about 7% of people age 65 or older
  • Alzheimer’s disease (AD) accounts for between 40% and 80% of cases, making it the most common cause
  • From 27-36 million people live with dementia/AD worldwide
  • An estimated 115 million people worldwide will be affected by dementia by 2050
  • Dementia affects fewer than 3% of people age 65-69, 30% of people age 85-89, and 40% of people over age 90
  • The worldwide cost of dementia was $600 billion in 2010
  • Dementia is more prevalent in developing countries

Locations for Dementia