Is Kyrgyzstan prepared to the dementia epidemic?

Through this link you can reach the data on global impact of dementia — with the population dynamics change and reducing younger people/older people ratio, and increasing rates of dementia, the “burden” will fall heavy on the informal care givers.

  • By 2030, the number of older persons — those aged 60 years or over — in the world is projected to grow by 56%, from 901 million to more than 1.4 billion
  • 58% of people with dementia live in low and middle income countries, and by 2050 this will rise to 68%
  • About 13.8% of the adult US population provided family caregiving for an adult 50 or older in the last 12 months — what about Kyrgyzstan?
  • About 6.3% of the adult US population were a family caregiver for someone with Alzheimers or other dementia — is Kyrgyzstan prepared to start helping the caregivers?



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