From now to 2050

Ageing Population

Rapid increase in the number of cases of neurodegenerative diseases.
Brain Dynamic Imaging provides quality tools to fight this plight.

According to the United Nations, the portion of the world population 60 years and older will continue to increase until the year 2050. This age group is more vulnerable to certain neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson’s.


Évolution de la population

A survey and estimation of the evolution of the population from China, Europe and the United States of America between 1950 and 2050. The three pyramids use the same scale. Source : United Nations Population Division, Word Population Prospects, 2002 Revision (Medium Variant, Shared Scaling).

These histograms represent the population by age and sex from 1950 to 2050, as well as, horizontally and respectively, the proportion of people aged 60 and higher, the active population, and children. The blue line represents 60 years of age.
As these pyramids demonstrate, in 1950, 7% of the population in China, 10% in Europe and 12% in the United States was aged 60 or more. In 2005, these percentages were, respectively, 10%, 21% and 17%. In 2050, it is predicted that these percentages will reach 30%, 34%, and 27%. Over 100 years, the number of people aged 60 or more will have more than doubled for the United States, tripled for Europe and nearly quadrupled for China.

Considering that the prevalence of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to mention but a few, will not diminish over this same time period, it represents a significant increase in the number of new cases that will have to be treated every year.

In response to this scourge, it is indispensible to improve diagnoses but also patient care and treatment of these diseases.


Brain Dynamic Imaging wishes to bring its knowledge and know-how to help fight this battle.


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