Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 published in The Lancet

Deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias have jumped more than threefold worldwide since 1990, according to theGlobal Burden of Disease Study 2010.

Published in December 2012 in the Lancet, the study is the first in more than two decades to examine the incidence of major diseases, injuries, and health risk factors around the globe. It finds that while fewer children perish every year than 20 years ago, adults are now suffering more from non-infectious diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

In addition, dementia is becoming more common as more people reach old age.

A link to the full report is available below:



January 14, 2013