Dementia dangers

We can't prevent the disease, but we can reduce the risk or delay its onset

With no cure and only symptomatic treatment available, addressing dementia risk factors is all-important.

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Dementia is an increasingly common condition, which is very expensive to the community and has a profoundly negative effect on people with the disorder and their families.1

In Australia, the number of cases is expected to reach almost 900,000 by 2050.2

Each week, there are more than 1800 new cases of dementia diagnosed in Australia — about one diagnosis every six minutes.

This is predicted to grow fourfold to

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