Alzheimer’s disease in France
900 000 people
225 000 new cases
1 person is diagnosed
1 in 4 seniors
1.8 million people
The aging population in France has long been an undeniable demographic phenomenon.
- In 2018, Life expectancy was 85.4 years old for women and 79.5 years old for men.
- In 2050, more than one third of the population will be over 60 years.
What matters today is life expectancy without impairment. Aging is associated with increased prevalence of impairment, especially cognitive.
The most common cause of cognitive impairment: Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease, or more globally dependence linked to aging, represents a major public healthcare problem. Recent research has highlighted the impact that prevention can have: by acting on modifiable risk factors, we can slow down cognitive decline or even delay dependency. Nevertheless, the latest research shows that real efforts are needed.