Dementia is a syndrome that affects memory, thinking, behavior, and the ability to perform everyday activities. The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at 35.6 million. This number will double by 2030 and more than triple by 2050. Dementia is overwhelming not only for the people who have it, but also for their caregivers and families. There is lack of awareness and understanding of dementia in most countries, resulting in stigmatization, barriers to diagnosis and care and impacting caregivers, families, and societies physically, psychologically, and economically.

From the context of the passage, what is one of the significant factors affecting dementia care?

Lack of awareness and understanding about the disease.

Explanation

The passage specifies that this applies not only to patients but also to caregivers and family members. The other options are not stated in the passage and are incorrect.

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