Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Policy Brief: Global Impact of Dementia 2013-2050

On December 11, 2013, the 1st G8 Dementia Summit will be held in London. In advance of the summit, Alzheimer's Disease International released The Global Impact of Dementia 2013-2050:

 a policy brief for heads of government, updating ADI’s prevalence figures published in the World Alzheimer Report 2009. The new estimates are an increase of 17% on the figures published in 2009, with data showing that the number of people with dementia will increase from 115 to 135 million by 2050. The report also predicts a shift in the distribution of the global burden of dementia. By 2050, 71% of all people with dementia will live in low or middle income countries.

There are 8 key findings/conclusions offered, including the need for dementia to be made a public health priority.  A pdf of the report is available here.

The G8 Summit proceedings can be viewed by clicking here. More information about the summit is accessible here.

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