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The number of Manitobans living and affected by dementia is projected to dramatically increase, according to a study recently published in Neuroepidemiology (Karger). The largest increase is projected to occur in the 75–84 years of age group with a growth of 98.83% by the year 2035, while for ages 85+ a 61.36% increase is estimated. The study, entitled “Future Trends and the Economic Burden of Dementia in Manitoba: Comparison with the Rest of Canada and the World” was authored by Drs. Benedict Albensi and Aida Adlimoghaddam of the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre.

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