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Dementia study reignites calls for more research funding


Lancet paper suggests dementia cases could triple by 2050 unless there is further intervention

Researchers have called for dementia to be treated with the same urgency as Covid-19 after a study forecasted a huge increase in the number of people living with the neurodegenerative condition.

According to a paper published in The Lancet Public Health on 6 January, the number of people with dementia is expected to almost triple from 57 million cases globally in 2019 to 153 million by 2050.

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