Nearly 10 mil­lion new cases of Alzheimer’s are di­ag­nosed yearly world­wide.

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As we age, all our bod­ily sys­tems grad­u­ally de­cline – in­clud­ing the brain – and this in­creases the risk of get­ting dementia. Many older peo­ple are for­get­ful, but dementia goes be­yond sim­ple for­get­ful­ness. Brain changes from dementia af­fects the pa­tients’ thought pro­cesses, abil­ity to or­gan­ise in­for­ma­tion and ca­pac­ity for mem­ory. Alzheimer’s dis­ease is the most com­mon type of dementia.

Sources: World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion, Pub­lic Health Min­istry, Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, Alzheimer’s Dis­ease In­ter­na­tional, Ox­ford Dic­tio­nar­ies

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