The world is aging, and spending more on health care as a result. A single affliction accounts for nearly 10% of those costs: dementia.
Dementia currently affects 5-8% of people over the age of 60, a cohort that’s growing rapidly as life expectancy increases around the world. (By 2050, 1.4% of the global population will suffer from dementia vs. 0.7% today because of our ballooning elderly population.) But preventive care and treatments remain elusive, and so, as Quartz’s Katherine Foley reports, early detection of dementia is among the most important things we can do to improve life for both patients and their loved ones.
This week we published a deep-dive into the latest science and startling economics of dementia. Take advantage of the seven-day membership free trial to check out this report—which includes:
- A personal essay about how to talk to loved ones with dementia and science’s inability to solve the condition’s most heartbreaking problem.
- An analysis of the price of cognitive decline. (If the cost of care remains constant, global spending on dementia care willdouble to $2 trillion in the next decade or so.)
- A personalized data-driven calculator to see how quickly different countries are aging as well as your likelihood of a dementia diagnosis by age, gender, and more.
Sign up for membership by tomorrow and get your questions answered live by Katherine in our members-only conference call at 11am ET. On the call, she’ll discuss why dementia represents such a large part of the cost of aging, why its prevalence is only going to rise, and how early detection could help everyone involved.
As a special offer, use code COGNITION for 50% off your first year of membership at checkout.
Best wishes for a productive week,