The burden of Alzheimer's in India

Last Modified: Wed Sep 21 2016 17:28:56 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 3.7 million
    Indians are living with dementia, according to Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India's (ARDSI) “Dementia India Report 2010”, the only nationwide study available today.
  • Rs. 14,700 crore
    total financial burden of the disease already borne by the country.
  • Rs. 43,000
    Estimated annual cost of taking care of a person with dementia; much of which is met by the families. this includes hiring a caretaker, expenses related to medication, etc.
  • 2x
    likely increase in numbers by the year 2030.
  • 3x
    likely increase in costs by 2030.