'Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia.
Dementia is a disease in Ireland which is hidden.
There is a large stigma associated with it, yet in Ireland, Alzheimer's and related dementia currently affects approximately 38,000 people.
That number is predicted to rise to 58,000 by 2021 and 104,000 by 2036.
More than 5 million Americans are living with it and it is projected to rise to almost 14 million by 2050.' Deborah Castro