Dementia – India Facts

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Dementia affects 1 in 4 individuals above the age of 70. Dementia Village provides care for individuals affected by dementia of all stages. People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Fronto-Temporal Dementia, Vascular Dementia and other types are under the care of NIKISA Dementia Village and Alzheimer’s Hospital.

Why Dementia is going to be a very important disease of the future?

  • Average life expectancy in India is set to increase from 67 years to 75 years.
  • In India, 41 lakhs people, above the age of 60 have dementia.
  • 1 in every 16 household with an elder has someone with dementia.
  • Only 1 in 10 people with dementia are clinically diagnosed in India
  • Dementia Prevalence doubles for every 6.6 years of age.
  • Dementia is a progressive symptom. Initial symptoms are mild and the person becomes dependent as the symptom progresses
  • In the age group of 90+, 44% have dementia.
  • Most common type of dementia is called Alzheimer’s disease. This is seen in the elderly people.
  • There is no cure for dementia. Only the deterioration can be slowed with proper care.
  • People with Dementia are sometime locked up or isolated from the society.
  • With proper care, life expectancy of people with dementia can be extended from few months to few years.

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