DEMENTIA NUMBERS ON THE RISE IN IRELAND
THE number of people with dementia in Ireland is projected to triple to 152,000 by 2046.
And worldwide the number of sufferers will also treble from 47 million to 132 million
The figures emerged as it was announced that Atlantic Philanthropies is set to fund several areas of investigation to be carried out by Irish Fellows in a bid to discover more about dementia and how to live with it.
Prof Ian Robertson of the Global Brain Health Institute said: “Our brains are physically shaped throughout life, strengthened and grown by experience, including by education, training, exercise, diet, jobs and relationships.
Social and health inequalities deprive our brains of this stimulation and increase our risk of diseases such as dementia later in life. Atlantic Fellows are essential leaders to build brain health.”