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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 | Lancet report | health

Samreen Wani  |  New Delhi 



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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

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.

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First Published: Mon, October 03 2022. 15:02 IST

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