Dementia: A Public Health Priority – WHO and Alzheimer’s Disease International – 11 April 2012

Posted on April 11, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , |

Dementia: A Public Health Priority – WHO and Alzheimer’s Disease International – 11 April 2012

Full text of the report    ISBN 978 92 4 156445 8

“New Report Calls on Nations to Recognise Dementia as a Public Health Crisis

A report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) issues a strong call for action to governments, policymakers and other stakeholders to make dementia a global public health priority.

This new report provides the most authoritative overview of the impact of dementia worldwide. In addition to valuable best practices and practical case studies from around the world, it contains the most comprehensive collection of data, including hard-to-get statistics from low- and middle-income countries, thereby dramatically underscoring that this is truly a global problem and not just a “disease of the industrial world.”

The incidence of dementia is exploding in line with the rapid growth in ageing populations worldwide, the most profound socio-economic phenomenon of this century. The number of people living with dementia worldwide, estimated at 35.6 million in 2010, is set to nearly double every 20 years, reaching 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million in 2050.”

… continues on the site

Other links

WHO Media Centre – Dementia Fact Sheet No 362 April 2012

WHO – 10 facts on dementia – April 2012 media release – 10 April 2012

Alzheimer Europe


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