As average life expectancies grow longer, it becomes increasingly necessary for society to face issues that arise in aging populations. Dementia is a representative example of these issues. An estimated 46,086,000 people live with dementia worldwide today and their number is projected to increase to 74,070,000 people by 2030. Early-onset dementia must also be addressed.
Currently, there are no drugs for directly treating the primary diseases causing dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. The development of new drugs alone, however, is insufficient. Society must be reconstructed in a way that enables people to effectively cope with the urgent issue of dementia on a global scale.