«More than 55 million people were living with dementia as of 2021. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common source of dementia, is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. »
«The number is likely to climb as the baby boomer generation ages. According to one estimate, the number of people who are diagnosed with dementia will triple by 2050 without any major breakthroughs in therapeutics.»
«That’s why in 2020, the World Economic Forum and the Global CEO Initiative convened in Davos, Switzerland to create a public-private partnership aimed at combating Alzheimer’s disease. George Vradenburg, who served in an advisory capacity on Alzheimer’s disease under former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, was chosen as the founding chairman of the partnership, the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative.»
«“Quite simply, the world isn’t ready,” said Vradenburg, who believes the coming wave of people with Alzheimer’s disease is a pandemic equivalent to the size of certain infectious diseases like COVID-19.»
Article written by Gabriel Perna.
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