More than 9 million in China with dementia


PARIS: 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. Reporting in the journal The Lancet, a team trawled through 89 academic studies published in English and Chinese between 1990 and 2010. They calculate that in 2010 there were 9.19 million people with dementia in China, of whom 5.69 million had Alzheimer’s.


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