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Statistically speaking, the world health organization estimates that the number of people living with dementia is currently 47.5 million and is projected to increase to 75.6 million by 2030.
The total number of new cases of dementia each year is nearly 7.7 million, implying 1 new case every 4 seconds.
The economic burden on the US healthcare system is an estimated $604 billion annually, which will only increase as the disease becomes more prevalent.
These are certainly statistics to take note of!
Per the Alzheimer’s Association:
“Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities.”
With the increases in cases yearly coupled with the financial strain on healthcare,...