China becomes country with most Alzheimer’s patients: Report


According to the government Global Times report, China has become the country with the highest number of Alzheimer’s patients in the world. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and mostly affects people in old age. However, in China the disease is occurring at an even younger age.

About 15.07 million people aged 60 and older in China have dementia, of which 9.83 million have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the report titled “Alzheimer’s Patients Demand Insight Report,” released at a themed meeting in Beijing. According to the Global Times, with the aging population accelerating, data has shown that the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease for the first time is highest among people aged 60 to 79, accounting for 62.1 percent of the total population.

However, according to the Global Times report, the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease under the age of 60 is 21.3 percent, which is higher than the number of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease patients reported internationally, which is 5 percent. Between 10 percent. The report further warned that this category of people are of working age and hence called for prompt testing and diagnosis.

According to the Global Times report, more than 60 percent of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease have not yet been screened, while 12.8 percent are not aware of the need for screening. Lu Lin, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and president of the Sixth Hospital of Peking University, said the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is rising in China, accounting for 5-6 percent of people over the age of 65 and 10 percent of people over the age of 65. At the age of 70 and 48 percent at the age of 90.

Furthermore, the global challenge of combating Alzheimer’s disease is significant, however, currently, there is no specific drug for the disease and prevention is an effective means to combat the disease, Lu said. He further suggested that people should adopt a healthy lifestyle, get proper exercise and adequate sleep, which can prevent Alzheimer’s disease, reports Global Times. (ANI)

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