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Alzheimer's-related deaths in India increased 5 times in 30 years

Lancet study: Alzheimer's and other dementias claimed 129,000 lives in 2019

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Alzheimer’s is a neurological disorder largely associated with advancing age. According to the Indian government’s population projections, by 2031, the country's elderly population will touch 194 mn

Samreen Wani New Delhi
Deaths due to Alzheimer's in India were the highest in three decades in 2019, for when data is last available. According to a 2021 Lancet study on the burden of neurological disorders in the states of India, Alzheimer's and other dementias claimed 129,000 lives in the country in 2019.

Between 1990 and 2019, Alzheimer's-related deaths increased almost five times, a Business Standard analysis of data available on the Global Burden of Disease has found. 
Dementia India Report 2010 recorded 3.7 million people living with Alzheimer's. This marginally increased to 3.9 million in 2019.

The Business Standard analysis also found

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First Published: Oct 03 2022 | 3:02 PM IST

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