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Massive rise in health lost to dementia, finds global study

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The number of people losing a healthy life due to dementia has almost doubled across the globe in one generation, reveals a report in The Lancet. Dr James Pickett, Head of Research at Alzheimer's Society said: 'In less than a quarter of a century we have seen a staggering increase in the number of people living with dementia globally. With an ageing population, dementia is fast becoming the biggest health and social care challenge of this generation. Dementia is now an emerging global crisis. The need to find better treatments is becoming increasingly urgent.' Read more