Every 3.2 seconds, a new patient appears among the more than 55 million Alzheimer's patients worldwide, says the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to WHO data, there are more than 55 million Alzheimer's patients in the world and this number is expected to increase to 139 million by 2050 due to the appearance of approximately 10 million new cases each year, reports aa.
With the growing elderly population around the world, Alzheimer's disease, which is growing significantly, raises awareness and supports those who fight it every year on September 21 as part of "World Alzheimer's Day".
Anadolu compiled information on Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia, known as the "7th leading cause of death".
Alzheimer's, a medical condition that develops as a result of brain cell death, leading to memory loss, dementia and a general decline in cognitive function over time, was described by the German psychiatrist and pathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and it is considered the "nightmare of the 21st century".
The disease is characterized as a neurodegenerative condition associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms and behavioral changes, described as a decline in daily activities and a decline in cognitive abilities, and there is no known method of definitive treatment.