NPR reports that the Alzheimer’s Disease International released a study in September which projects that the number of people suffering from dementia will be tripled by 2050. Although there is incredible research and progress being made to prevent or delay dementia especially in the stem cell area.
By 2050, the group predicts that by 2050, 227 million people will be affected by dementia. Dementia is a factor which exacerbates other existing conditions affecting the elderly. Dementia can also make long term care difficult. ADI believes that the way to combat this growing trend is to make plans for better long term care.