Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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.