The number of people living with dementia is expected to triple by the year 2050, says Alzheimer’s Disease International.
The group represents Alzheimer groups across the globe.
It’s estimated about 35 million people have dementia worldwide.
In Manitoba, officials peg the number at about 19,000 people.
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba said the numbers are rising in the province, similar to other parts of the world.
“The number of people developing dementia is increasing. That’s because of the number of baby boomers coming through,” says Norma Kirby with the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
A new report states the global cost of responding to dementia will exceed $604 billion in 2010.