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Dementia is an impending public health crisis. Here’s what needs to be done

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'Dementia is gradually becoming an overwhelming societal burden.' Image: UNSPLASH/Nani Chavez

Nathaniel Counts
Senior vice president for behavioral health innovation and clinical assistant professor, Mental Health America and The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Arindam Nandi
Associate II, Population Council
Benjamin Seligman
Clinical instructor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine
Daniel Tortorice
Associate professor in the Department of Economics and Accounting, College of the Holy Cross
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Dementia places burdens on both society and the economy. Image: IMF + representative studies

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