Asia’s fast-aging population will make up more than half of the world’s dementia patients in 40 years, with China shouldering the biggest chunk.
Asia has very few health care centers that can cater to the specialized needs of pateints suffering from Alzheimer.
“Asia will bear the burden because of the aging population in China … figures in China will be tremendous,” Dr. David Dai, coordinator of the Hong Kong Alzheimer’s Disease Association.
“We are not prepared. The whole of southeast Asia is not prepared,” gerontologist Dai said in an interview.
The news can be read on Reuters Alzheimer’s scourage hangs over ill-prepared Asia