18 January 2023
by Shaarika Sarasija
Alzheimer’s disease is cruel. It steals from people those very things that make them unique: their memories, their cognitive skills, their personalities, and finally their lives. It can also significantly affect their loved ones, who must slowly watch the health of their family member or friend deteriorate. On top of all that, Alzheimer’s has tremendous social costs.
As baby boomers enter retirement age, a rapid rise in cases of Alzheimer’s disease should not come as a surprise. Globally, there are currently over 55 million people living with dementia; these numbers are expected to almost triple by 2050.