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One in three people born in United Kingdom this year will suffer from dementia in their lifetime. Dementia is when brain no longer works properly because of illness, old age or injury. People with dementia have problems remembering things. Their personality can change and they lose their ability to do many everyday tasks. leading mental illness charity said dementia would affect 27 per cent of boys born in 2015 and 37 per cent of girls. charity said that this could cause health crisis as population gets older. There is currently no effective treatment to slow down or stop dementia. charity said governments must spend more on research.

British expert on dementia spoke about how serious problem could become. Dr Matthew Norton said: "As people are living longer, more and more people will develop dementia in future if action is not taken now." He added: "Dementia is our greatest medical challenge and if we are to beat it, we must invest in research to find new treatments and preventions." Globally, dementia affects around 36 million people. About 10 per cent of people develop disease at some point in their lives, but this figure will rise sharply as people live longer. most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's. This is when brain loses cells, which reduces brain's ability to function properly.

 
 

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