(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - WASHINGTON, June 11 -- The worldwide prevalence of Alzheimer's disease, estimated at 26.6 million patents, may quadruple by 2050, according to a mathematical model.
That "looming global epidemic" of 107 million patients in less than a half century was forecast by a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health team at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Prevention of Dementia. The findings were also published in Alzheimer's & Dementia.
Ron Brookmeyer, Ph.D., and colleagues, arrived at those numbers using a stochastic, multistate model to analyze data from the United Nations worldwide population forecasts, as well as epidemiological studies of Alzheimer's disease.
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