Dementia in Taiwan

Dementia in Taiwan

Based on an average of 8.04% of Taiwanese seniors over 65 years old who suffer from some sort of dementia in a 2011-2013 survey by the Taiwan Dementia Association, an estimate of the number of seniors with some sort of dementia in July, 2017, shows 253,511 senior sufferers.  Based on the same 8.04% in 2013, there were 209,038 senior sufferers that year.

In March 2018, new percentages of dementia for six age groups and their estimated number of senior sufferers by year from 2017 to 2061 were made public:

Among those 65-69 years old: 3.4%; among those 70-74 years old: 3.46%; among those 75-79 years old: 7.19%; among those 80-84 years old: 13.03%; among those 85-89 years old: 21.92%; and among those 90 years old and older: 36.88%.

The estimated number of seniors suffering from some sort of dementia is 259,650 in 2017; 303,970 in 2021; 368,100 in 2026; 451,190 in 2031; 547,620 in 2036; 657,340 in 2041; 752,660 in 2046; 805,900 in 2051; 833,110 in 2056; and 846,460 in 2061.

In 2012, 39,441 people asked for the government’s dementia handbook.  In 2016, 49,104 people asked for the government’s dementia handbook.

 

 

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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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