Dementia in Malaysia
With advances in technology and quality of life, human beings are living longer lives. This is true for us here in Malaysia as well. Our national statistics show that Malaysia is set to become an ageing nation in 2030. This will see the population aged 60 years and over reaching 15.3%of the total population. This will see a correlated increase in the prevalence of patients with dementia. As it stands, the prevalence of dementia in Malaysia is 8.5%. This trend was what motivated us to setup a specialized dementia care centre in Malaysia.