24 Jun '11, 12am

Alzheimer's disease may cause global cash crunch

WASHINGTON: Alzheimer's disease could cause a global cash crunch in coming generations - as people begin to regularly live to 100 - and must be considered a serious fiscal danger, experts said on Thursday. Already 24-37 million people worldwide live with the incurable form of dementia, and that number is projected to reach 115 million by 2050, a panel of Alzheimer's disease experts told the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs. As women bear fewer children and the population ages, the world will become increasingly ill-prepared to cope with large numbers of dependent elderly people and must begin investing more in research to prevent the disease, they said. Places like Russia, Europe, the United States and parts of Asia are experiencing "declining populations, fewer workers and more people dependent upon public health systems for their support," said George Vradenburg, fo...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/health/view/113690...

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