An update to the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) Study of 2016 has been published. The number of people living with dementia globally appears to have more than doubled between 1990 to 2016.
“In the context of our finding of a doubling of the prevalence of this terminal disease every 5 years over age 50 years, and the absence of a cure, the impetus to examine risk factors is clear”. p.102
GBD 2016 Dementia Collaborators. (2019). Global, regional, and national burden of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet Neurology. January 1st 2019, Vol.18(1), pp.88-106.