“Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia killed 1.54 million people in 2015, more than twice the number of deaths from the disease in 2000, according to documents posted on the WHO website last month. It replaced HIV/AIDS as No. 7 on the global health watchdog’s list of the 10 biggest causes of death worldwide. New therapies helped push fatalities from HIV/AIDS from 1.5 million down to 1.1 million over the same 15-year period.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Much of the increase in dementia mortality derives from higher diagnosis and reporting, but the worst surge of the Age Wave is clearly beginning.
Dementia Joins Ranks of Top Global Killers with No Drug in Sight