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    Brunei reports over 1,500 dementia cases

    Dementia is currently the seventh leading cause of death worldwide and according to findings from the Lancet’s Global Burden of Disease study in 2019, Brunei Darussalam has 1,574 cases of dementia with the figure expected to rise by 365 per cent to 7,317 by 2050.

    The worrying figures were shared by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar in his message in conjunction with World Alzheimer’s Month celebrated every September.

    More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin

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