Tuesday, September 21, 2010

World Alzheimer's Day

Today, September 21, is World Alzheimer's Day. Please take time today to visit www.alz.org to educate yourself on Alzheimer's.

Today Alzheimer's Disease International released a new report. Here are some startling statistics.

The total estimated worldwide costs of dementia are US$604 billion in 2010.

In 2010, there are an estimated 35.6 million people living with dementia worldwide. This number is expected to increase to 65.7 million by 2030 and 115.4 million by 2050.

If dementia care were a country, it would be the world’s 18th largest economy, ranking between Turkey and Indonesia. If it were a company, it would be the world’s largest by annual revenue exceeding Wal-Mart (US$414 billion) and Exxon Mobil (US$311 billion).

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