The number of people with dementia is increasing

Dementia is on the rise all over the world. According to experts, the number will continue to rise in the coming decades.

As reported by “Hessische / Niedersächsische Allgemeine”, the number is also increasing because the prognosis is getting better and better. According to a study published in The Lancet Public Health, the number of dementia cases is expected to triple.

According to the German Federal Society for Psychiatry and Neurology, the definition of dementia is: “an acquired, disease-related loss of the functioning of higher brain functions.” As a result, the cognitive capabilities of the brain gradually deteriorate.

The first, mild symptoms of the disease are usually overlooked because they are often only temporary. These get worse as the disease progresses.

Short-term memory and retention are affected initially. Later, long-term memory is also affected. This is why sufferers lose the skills they acquired in their lives.

The more advanced the disease, the more people are affected. At some point, sufferers become completely dependent on others.

There are many different types of dementia. The reasons also differ in different forms. The majority are currently incurable.

The biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is age. From the age of 65, the risk increases continuously. One in five people over the age of 85 will develop Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia cannot be prevented. But you can stop them. Risk factors are, for example, an unhealthy diet with refined sugar, ready meals, alcohol and the wrong fats. A healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise and little processed food has a positive effect.


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