Consider these facts:
- Worldwide, 47.5 million people have dementia and there are 7.7 million new cases every year.
- Just over half (58%) of people with dementia live in low- and middle-income countries. Every year, there are 7.7 million new cases.
- The estimated proportion of the general population aged 60 and over with dementia at a given time is between 5 to 8 per 100 people.
- The total number of people with dementia is projected to 75.6 million in 2030 and almost triple by 2050 to 135.5 million. Much of this increase is attributable to the rising numbers of people with dementia living in low- and middle-income countries.
If you are in a matmatetics class, you might be able to get your teacher to have the class use a line graph to make predictions about dementia.