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Number of Alzheimer’s deaths almost doubled in 20 years

Brain research Federal Statistical Office

Number of Alzheimer’s deaths almost doubled in 20 years

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With increasing age, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s increases (symbolic image)

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More than 9,200 people died of Alzheimer’s in Germany in 2021. The number of deaths doubled within 20 years. The number of inpatient treatments also increased by 82 percent. The Federal Statistical Office attributes the increase to demographic change.

The number of Alzheimer’s patients in German hospitals has increased significantly over the past two decades. In 2021, around 18,700 people were treated as inpatients in clinics for dementia, as the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) announced on Tuesday in Wiesbaden on World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st. That was 82 percent more than 20 years earlier. However, contrary to the long-term trend, inpatient treatment declined in 2020 and 2021 due to the corona pandemic and its impact on the healthcare system.

According to information, more than 9,200 people in Germany died of Alzheimer’s in 2021. Within 20 years, the number of deaths has almost doubled (plus 94 percent).

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They also attribute the significant increase in the number of treatments and deaths to demographic change. For example, the number of people aged 65 and over has increased by 31 percent compared to 2001 to 18.4 million in 2021. The age group aged 80 and over grew by 88 percent to 6.1 million over the same period. With increasing age, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s increases. Nine out of ten patients with Alzheimer’s were at least 70 years old in 2021.

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