Aurangabad: In Marathwada, around 20% of the people between the age group of 50 and 80 years suffer from one or more neurological diseases, including stroke, dementia and Parkinson’s, experts said at a patient education programme organised to mark the World Brain Day on Thursday..

As per the World Federation of Neurology report, the global share of older population (aged 60 and above) is more than 800 million (12% of the population) and is expected to reach above two billion (21% of the population) by 2050. .

“Disability due to neurological diseases is high and growing. However, prompt action and early treatment can minimise the damage,” experts pointed out.

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