Friday, June 7, 2013

More Than 9 Million In China Live with Dementia

Around 9.19 million people in China had dementia in 2010, compared with 3.68 million 20 years earlier, according to a study on Friday that throws a spotlight on an emerging health crisis.

In what its authors say is the most detailed study into age-related mental health in China, the paper says prevalence of dementia there is rising far faster than thought and the country is ill-equipped to deal with the problem.

Reporting in the journal The Lancet, a team trawled through 89 academic studies published in English and Chinese between 1990 and 2010.

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