Alzheimer’s Australia is the peak body providing support and advocacy for Australians living with dementia. National Facts & Figures 2011.
* An estimated 269,000 Australians currently ilve with dementia.
* Without a significant medical breakthrough, that is expected to soar to about 981,000 by 2050.
* Dementia is the 3rd leading cause of death in Australia, after heart disease and stroke.
* 1 in 4 people over the age of 85 have dementia.
* Dementia is fatal and, as yet, there is no cure.
* Dementia is not a normal part of ageing.

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