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As populations age, Alzheimer’s and dementia are becoming more prevalent. A new drug could offer hope

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As populations age, the number of cases of dementia rises. Image: Unsplash/centelm

Charlotte Edmond
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Charts showing the fears about loss of independence due to dementia among adults age 40 and older and healthcare providers in the U.S in 2021
Many people fear the loss of independence that dementia can lead to. Image: Statista

Graph showing the U.S. aggregate care costs for older people with Alzheimer's or other dementias from 2011 to 2022, by payer (in billion U.S. dollars)
Dementia can have significant economic impacts on people with the disease and their carers. Image: Statista

Informal care is thought to cover over half of the overall financial burden of dementia.
Informal care is thought to cover over half of the overall financial burden of dementia. Image: Statista

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