The Research Agenda for Dementia in Post-acute and Long-term Care, 2020 (Part I)

December 1, 2019

The December 2019 issue of JAMDA includes 11 articles related to cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and other dementias—no surprise, given that 50 million people across the globe have dementia. In 10 years, this number will grow to 82 million, and by 2050 it will be 152 million, with much of the increase due to rising numbers in low- and middle-income countries.1 The United States accounts for 5.8 of the current 50 million, and with a new case being identified every 65 seconds, will account for 14 million by 2050.