Saxony-Anhalt: Alzheimer's disease is increasing rapidly in Saxony-Anhalt

Halle (dpa / sa) - The deaths and the number of inpatients due to Alzheimer's have been increasing in Saxony-Anhalt for years.

Saxony-Anhalt: Alzheimer's disease is increasing rapidly in Saxony-Anhalt

Halle (dpa / sa) - The deaths and the number of inpatients due to Alzheimer's have been increasing in Saxony-Anhalt for years. According to the latest available figures, 256 women and 156 men in the state died of Alzheimer's disease in 2020, as the State Statistical Office in Halle announced on Monday. Twenty years earlier there were 111 women and 40 men. That's an increase of 173 percent. September 21 is World Alzheimer's Day.

Due to the disease, 563 women and 339 men from Saxony-Anhalt had to be hospitalized in 2020. In 2000, there were 196 male and 89 male residents of the country. Hospital treatments increased by 217 percent.

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