The number of Bermudians living with dementia is set to skyrocket by 200 per cent in the next 25 years, with as many as one in seven people developing the condition by 2050, it has been claimed.

One island charity is now calling on the Government to develop a national plan to address the ticking time bomb of dementia — an umbrella term used to describe a series of progressive brain disorders, with Alzheimer’s being the most common.

Action on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), is running a joint campaign to raise awareness about the condition and push for a unified strategy that will benefit those living with dementia as well as their carers.