By 2050, more than 153 million people could have dementia, up from 57 million in 2019, experts are warning. The predicted rise is largely down to ageing and growing populations. But unhealthy lifestyles contribute too, the researchers say in The Lancet Public Health journal.
Millions of people who suffer from common age-related eye diseases could be in danger of developing dementia, warns a new study. The risk of dementia, one of the leading causes of death, is up to 60 percent higher among people with eye diseases, according to scientists.