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One in three people born in 2015 ‘will develop dementia’

22nd September 2015

New analysis from Alzheimer's Research UK has estimated that one in three people born this year will develop dementia during their lifetime.

This represents 27 percent of males born in 2015 and 37 percent of females, posing a potential national health crisis as the UK population ages. Currently, dementia affects 850,000 people in Britain.

Previous research from the team estimated that a treatment capable of delaying the onset of dementia by five years would reduce the number of dementia cases by one-third, highlighting the importance of further research into this subject.

Dr Matthew Norton, head of policy at Alzheimer's Research UK, said: "These figures underline a stark reality: as people are living longer, more and more people will develop dementia in the future if action is not taken now to tackle the condition."

The charity has launched several major initiatives to help speed up the development of new treatments, including a network of Drug Discovery Institutes and a Global Clinical Trials Fund.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801801159-ADNFCR

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