Alzheimer’s disease

Facts and figures : nearly 44 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

DISEASE

Alzheimer’s disease in France

900 000 people

living with Alzheimer’s

225 000 new cases

every year

1 person is diagnosed

with Alzheimer’s every 3 minutes

1 in 4 seniors

over 65 years old will be concerned with Alzheimer’s in 2020

1.8 million people

could be concerned with Alzheimer’s disease in 2050

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.

The Alzheimer Preventia Endowment Fund was created to improve prevention.