The Korea Herald


[Graphic News] Dementia increasing in Korea

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : May 13, 2019 - 18:22

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More than 1 in 10 senior citizens in South Korea suffer from dementia, data showed.

According to the data from the National Institute of Dementia, 748,945 South Koreans aged 65 and above suffered from dementia as of 2018 last year.

That figure is expected to grow to 2.18 million by 2040, 3.03 million by 2050 and 3.32 million by 2060 as the population continues to age.