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Highland1
9th May 2014, 11:22
There seems to be an increase of uk programmes and adverts suggesting ( or preparing us ) that one in three people over 65 will die with dementia.

I have just done a quick google search to see what is out there to back these facts up:

Facts on dementia
What is dementia?

Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions are all usually progressive and eventually severe.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed.

Other types of dementia include; vascular dementia affecting 17 per cent of those diagnosed, mixed dementia affecting 10 per cent of those diagnosed.

Symptoms of dementia include memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. Dementia is a terminal condition.
Who is affected?

There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2021. This will soar to 1.7 million by 2050.

One in three people over 65 will die with dementia.

80 per cent of people in care homes have with dementia or severe memory problems.

There are over 17,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK.

Dementia affects nearly 25,000 people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in the UK.

How much does it cost?

Dementia costs the UK over 23 billion a year, and this figure will rise to 27 billion per annum by 2018.

Unpaid carers supporting someone with dementia save the economy 8 billion a year.

Dementia is one of the main causes of disability later in life, ahead of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke. As a country we spend much less on dementia than on these other conditions.

How does the UK compare to other countries?

There are an estimated 35.6 million people living with dementia and the numbers affected will double every 20 years, rising to 115.4 million in 2050.

Another 7.7 million people will develop dementia around the world every year.

What about treatments and research?

There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease or any other type of dementia. Delaying the onset of dementia by five years would halve the number of deaths from the condition, saving 30,000 lives a year.

Dementia research is desperately underfunded. The government invests eight times less in dementia research than cancer research.

In 2007-08 cancer research received 248.2 million, while dementia research received just 32.34 million.

Currently Alzheimer's Society has 6.5 million invested in dementia research to improve care for people today and find a cure for tomorrow. We aim to increase our annual investment in research to more than 10 million by 2017.

source http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=535&pageNumber=2



My first thoughts after reading this was the prompt for investment but deep down I believe that chemtrails, GMO products and poor dietary choices have triggered these alarming statistics.

Perhaps part of agenda 21? who knows but still a very scary prospect.

Thankfully, we are learning, courtesy of the internet, that there are many natural products such as pure 100 virgin coconut oil can reverse these health degenerating symptoms but of course you wont see this advertised whilst there is a drive to pocket millions into false charities.



Russ

norman
9th May 2014, 11:57
A decade or two ago, there was a big hullaballoo about Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD)- ( mad cow desease - caused by prions cross contaminating the food chain ). Some of the things that were said about the predictions for the future epidemic from it were frightening.

So frightening that the government shut up about it.

Then, after a few years to let the public forget about it, they started talking big figures for Dementia, instead.

To me, Dementia sounds like a cuddly version of CJD, and, most importantly, free from the gross accountability associated with CJD.

I don't trust anything they say about these things.

Spiral
9th May 2014, 12:32
I think that the real figures are far far higher, its actually not easy to get a doctor to diagnose Alzheimer's, at least not until it is very severe, they are told not to because of the cost & lack of places in nursing homes.(As my father found out when his mother got too bad to remain in sheltered housing)

Maybe the aluminium pans that have been so popular since the war have a lot to do with it ?

If it continues to escalate some sort of push for euthanasia will undoubtedly appear.