Alzheimer’s Disease Prevalence

Alzheimer's disease and prion disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Escalating Globally

Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s disease and other forms of neurodegenerative disease are the fastest-growing causes of death in the world. neurodegenerative disease is the fastest-growing cause of death on the planet. Alzheimer’s disease alone is taking the lives of 50-100 million people around the world now. Millions will die of the disease this year, while millions more will be diagnosed and misdiagnosed. Millions of additional people will go undiagnosed. Despite poor reporting, the statistics are staggering.

Which countries have the highest rates of Alzheimer’s disease? 

Death Rate Per 100,000

Turkey                                                                                                  57.6
Lebanon                                                                                              56.1
Libya                                                                                                    53.2
Finland                                                                                                 50.8
Equatorial Guinea                                                                               50.1
Tunisia                                                                                                  49.0
Yemen                                                                                                  46.3
Jordan                                                                                                   46.3
Saudi Arabia                                                                                         45.2
Morocco                                                                                               44.1
Nigeria                                                                                                  43.1
Qatar                                                                                                     42.7
Iran                                                                                                       41.6
Indonesia                                                                                             41.6
Syria                                                                                                     41.3
Cambodia                                                                                             40.5
Kiribati                                                                                                 40.5
Thailand                                                                                               39.7
Laos                                                                                                      39.2
Timor Leste                                                                                          38.4
Mali                                                                                                      38.2
Myanmar                                                                                              37.8
United Kingdom                                                                                  37.6
Algeria                                                                                                 37.6
Mauritania                                                                                            37.1
Gabon                                                                                                  36.9
Malaysia                                                                                              36.4
Gambia                                                                                                36.3
Egypt                                                                                                    36.1
United Arab Emirates                                                                          36.1
Maldives                                                                                              35.6
Sri Lanka                                                                                             35.6
China                                                                                                   34.6
Burkina Faso                                                                                       34.9
Sierra Leone                                                                                        34.6
Afghanistan                                                                                         34.5
Namibia                                                                                               34.2
Sudan                                                                                                  34.0
Comoros                                                                                              34.0
Togo                                                                                                    33.8
Angola                                                                                                 33.0
Netherlands                                                                                          32.9
Bahrain                                                                                                 32.5
United States                                                                                        32.5
Micronesia                                                                                            32.4
Djibouti                                                                                                 32.3
DR Congo                                                                                             32.3
Brunei                                                                                                   32.2
Oman                                                                                                    32.1
Senegal                                                                                                 31.2
Congo                                                                                                   31.9
Seychelles                                                                                             31.7
Guinea                                                                                                  31.4
Cote d’ Ivoire                                                                                       31.3
Paraguay                                                                                               30.6
Iraq                                                                                                       30.6
South Africa                                                                                         30.4
Ghana                                                                                                   30.2
Niger                                                                                                     30.1
Malawi                                                                                                  30.0
El Salvador                                                                                           29.5
Iceland                                                                                                  29.4
Nicaragua                                                                                             29.3
Zimbabwe                                                                                             29.1
Belize                                                                                                    29.0
Rwanda                                                                                                 28.7
Tonga                                                                                                    28.6
Botswana                                                                                              28.5
Samoa                                                                                                   28.3
Sweden                                                                                                 28.3
Cameroon                                                                                             28.0
Liberia                                                                                                  27.8
Mozambique                                                                                        27.6
Vietnam                                                                                                27.4
Chad                                                                                                     27.4
Benin                                                                                                    27.0
Cape Verde                                                                                           26.9
Central Africa                                                                                       26.8
Ireland                                                                                                   26.8
Uganda                                                                                                 26.7
Tanzania                                                                                               26.6
Georgia                                                                                                 26.5
Solomon Islands                                                                                  26.5
North Korea                                                                                          26.4
Peru                                                                                                       26.1
Vanuatu                                                                                                26.1
Nepal                                                                                                    25.9
Eritrea                                                                                                   25.7
Switzerland                                                                                           25.5
Suriname                                                                                               24.7
Denmark                                                                                               24.6
Ethiopia                                                                                                24.5
Albania                                                                                                 24.5
Guinea-Bissau                                                                                      24.4
Norway                                                                                                 24.4
Swaziland                                                                                             24.3
Canada                                                                                                  24.3
Bosnia/Herzegovina                                                                            24.0
Montenegro                                                                                         23.8
Burundi                                                                                                 23.2
Australia                                                                                               23.0
Zambia                                                                                                  22.8
South Sudan                                                                                         22.6
Honduras                                                                                              22.5
Kazakhstan                                                                                           22.3
Slovakia                                                                                                22.3
Somalia                                                                                                 22.0
Belgium                                                                                                22.0
Tajikistan                                                                                              21.8
Lesotho                                                                                                 21.6
Spain                                                                                                     21.5
Armenia                                                                                                20.3
Turkmenistan                                                                                       20.3
Pakistan                                                                                                20.1
Sao Tome                                                                                             19.9
New Zealand                                                                                        19.8
Cuba                                                                                                     19.7
Kenya                                                                                                   19.6
Haiti                                                                                                      19.6
New Guinea                                                                                          19.5
Mongolia                                                                                              19.4
Bolivia                                                                                                  19.4
Azerbaijan                                                                                            19.4
France                                                                                                   19.3
Dominican Republic                                                                            19.1
Belarus                                                                                                  18.7
Madagascar                                                                                          18.4
Ukraine                                                                                                 18.1
Jamaica                                                                                                 17.8
Barbados                                                                                               17.7
Bhutan                                                                                                  17.4
Russia                                                                                                   17.1
India                                                                                                     17.0
Luxembourg                                                                                         16.7
Bahamas                                                                                               16.6
Uruguay                                                                                                16.4
Portugal                                                                                                16.1
Germany                                                                                               15.9
Cyprus                                                                                                  15.5
Hungary                                                                                                14.5
Israel                                                                                                     14.2
South Korea                                                                                          14.0
Italy                                                                                                       13.9
Malta                                                                                                     13.7
Bangladesh                                                                                           13.9
Chile                                                                                                     12.5
Czech Republic                                                                                    11.7
Brazil                                                                                                    10.9
Serbia                                                                                                    10.9
Costa Rica                                                                                            9.45
Austria                                                                                                  9.35
Croatia                                                                                                  8.95
Trinidad/Tobago                                                                                  8.03
Panama                                                                                                 5.90
Greece                                                                                                   5.66
Japan                                                                                                     5.48
Latvia                                                                                                    5.27
Antigua/Barbados                                                                                5.22
Argentina                                                                                              4.99
Grenada                                                                                                4.91
Lithuania                                                                                               4.57
Estonia                                                                                                  4.46
Romania                                                                                               4.40
Ecuador                                                                                                 4.33
St. Vincent                                                                                            4.04
Guatemala                                                                                            3.85
Guyana                                                                                                 3.74
Colombia                                                                                              3.62
Moldova                                                                                               3.51
Mexico                                                                                                  3.36
Poland                                                                                                   3.28
Slovenia                                                                                                2.90
Venezuela                                                                                             2.80
Mauritius                                                                                              2.52
St. Lucia                                                                                               2.30
Uzbekistan                                                                                            2.10
Philippines                                                                                            1.98
NO Macedonia                                                                                     1.90
Kyrgyzstan                                                                                           1.50
Bulgaria                                                                                                1.32
Kuwait                                                                                                    .62
Fiji                                                                                                          .40
Singapore                                                                                                .38
Source: World Health Organization 2018

Remember, some countries are doing a better job than others diagnosing neurodegenerative disease. Others are doing a better job than others sweeping these statistics under the rug–especially when it comes to declaring a cause of death on a death certificate. Most families don’t fight for Alzheimer’s disease as a cause of death. Therefore, the statistics above are drastically underreported, but rising rapidly. The true size of the pandemic is unknown.

Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Experts suggest that the prevalence of brain disease will quadruple by 2050, if not sooner. Defending yourself with facts and smart choices is your best hope. Keep reading to find out why:

Alzheimer's disease epidemic
  • Alzheimer’s disease is part of a spectrum disease known as prion disease, which also includes Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and Parkinson’s disease. The spectrum also is known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE);
  • Alzheimer’s disease is an infectious prion disease, which is often misdiagnosed and undiagnosed. Millions of diagnoses are being suppressed by physicians;
  • The bodily fluids of those with prion disease are infectious;
  • Wastewater treatment plants are contaminating our food and water supplies by spreading deadly prions via sewage sludge, biosolids and reclaimed wastewater. The risk assessments involving these facilities and their by-products were prepared before prions were discovered and characterized;
  • Wildlife, sea mammals, livestock and people are contracting prion disease from mismanaged sewage; 
  • Caregivers are in harm’s way because of disease mismanagement; 
  • The autism epidemic is related. The global spike in neurological disorders began at the same time; and
  • It’s time to reclassify sewage sludge, biosolids and reclaimed wastewater as infectious waste; and
  • It’s time to defend our food, water and air from the most toxic and voluminous waste stream in the world–sewage.

Death rates from heart disease, cancer and other leading causes of death are steady, if not dropping in most countries, due to advances in nutrition, medicine and disease management. Neurodegenerative disease is the one glaring exception. It’s spreading exponentially. In the U.S., for example, deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s disease increased 71 percent from 2000 to 2013, while those attributed to heart disease decreased 14 percent.

These regional variations indicate that the death rate from Alzheimer’s disease is not random, but one influenced by environmental and/or dietary factors. Regional spikes also reflect the infective nature of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of prion disease once they have a foothold within a population. Please visit our tab The Truth for a more thorough explanation.

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Gary Chandler is a prion expert. He is the CEO of Crossbow Communications, author of several books and producer of documentaries about health and environmental issues around the world. Chandler is connecting the dots to the global surge in neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, chronic wasting disease and other forms of prion disease.