Dementia really is a public health emergency. In 2015 there were an estimated 46.8 million people living with dementia. This number is expected to grow exponentially in the near future. In 2050 over 130 million will be living with dementia.
It is estimated that there are 9.9 million new cases of dementia each year globally, which means there is one new case every 3.2 seconds.
In 2018 the global cost of dementia is expected to rise above 1 trillion dollars.
Perhaps the most striking fact is that currently 75% of total dementia cases go undetected and undiagnosed, most of which in developing countries.