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

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

 
 

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