• The number of total prevalent cases of dementia in the countries under study will increase by 40% over the forecast period, from 1.5 million in 2016 to 2.1 million in 2026.
  • The total prevalence of dementia is highest in Canada (of the countries under study) at 91 per 1,000 in 2016.
  • Growth in the number of cases is driven predominantly by changing population demographics and aging.

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  • Dementia - Epidemiology - Americas Data

Author(s): Nishant Kumar, MPH

Nishant is a senior epidemiologist and head of oncology within the epidemiology team at Decision Resources Group. He also covers some CNS diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. His key interests are developing interactive patient flows, and modelling disease progression to forecast commercially relevant drug-treatable incident and prevalent populations. Nishant also spends a lot of time collaborating with clients to help answer more specific questions through custom work and consulting projects.

His qualifications include an MSc in Public Health with specialization in epidemiology and statistics from King’s College London, and a BSc in Medical Studies from the University of Birmingham.