A good two percent of people living in Germany suffer from dementia. That's around 1.8 million, and according to estimates by the German Alzheimer Society, more than 400,000 diagnoses are added every year. The ratio of this number to the total number of dementia cases shows the high mortality rate. For those affected and their relatives, the enormous stress caused by the loss of brain power is present day after day. But usually only when it hits celebrities again does this painful and therefore often suppressed topic come back into the public eye for a while.
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