The growing problem isn’t limited to Parkinson’s disease. Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, is also expected to skyrocket with our ageing population, as more of us survive long enough to see our aged bodies burdened with conditions few once lived to endure.
A significant part of the problem is a lack of knowledge about how many such neurological conditions develop in the first place.
Demographics paint a depressing picture going forward…
Today, roughly 200,000 individuals could be expected to die prematurely each year as a result of having the condition.
Fast-forward another twenty years, though, and the estimated number of people who could have the condition could be as high as 12 million, thanks to shifts in demographics alone.
Simply a public service announcement, not sure what’s to be done.