The country now has a third of all Alzheimer’s patients in the world. And the number of diagnosed cases is rising.
China’s economic success means people are living longer, says Professor Xiao Shifu, a director at Shanghai’s leading mental health hospital.
“Alzheimer’s prevalence has been about what you’d expect in the west. But now it’s increasing very fast because China is ageing at a very rapid rate,” he said.
And the enormous changes in society are taking their toll, especially on the old. [Full Text]