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The number of people with dementia will increase dramatically in the coming years. Currently, 280,000 people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (70 % of dementia patients), vascular dementia (16 %) or a similar condition just in The Netherlands. This number will rise to 620,000 by 2050. By that time, 131.5 million people worldwide will be suffering from dementia. The disease is incurable. Yet the way in which the disease progresses varies from one person to another. One person might live for many more years. But for another patient, the disease could progress aggressively and also lead to their death much sooner.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.