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Dementia

24 June 2011

Alzheimer’s a global cash crunch

Alzheimer's disease could cause a global cash crunch in coming generations, as people begin to regularly live to 100, and must be considered a serious fiscal danger, experts said.

Alzheimer's disease could cause a global cash crunch in coming generations, as people begin to regularly live to 100, and must be considered a serious fiscal danger, experts said.

Places like Russia, Europe, the United States and parts of Asia are experiencing "declining populations, fewer workers and more people dependent upon public health systems for their support," said George Vradenburg, founder of an advocacy group called USAgainstAlzheimer's.

 

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