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Dementia Global Epidemic

Dementia A global epidemic Dementia is one of the most significant social and health crises of the 21st century. The UK is hosting the first G8 Dementia Summit in London on 11 December, which aims to develop coordinated global action on dementia. Why is this needed? 135 MILLION 76 MILLION 44 MILLION 2013 2030 2050 There is a new case of dementia The number of people in the world with dementia will increase significantly by somewhere in the world every 4 SECONDS 2050. In 2010, the annual cost of dementia care was estimated at $604 billion. If dementia care were a company, it would be the world's largest by annual revenue exceeding Wal-Mart and Exxon Mobil. EXXON MOBIL $311 MILLION WAL-MART $414 MILLION DEMENTIA CARE $604 MILLION 2030 89% 38% 2013 There will be at least an 85% But 89% of this cost is incurred in high income countries where only 38% of people with dementia live. All countries in the G8 are classified as high-income. increase in these costs by 2030. "This is a global challenge and one which is set to intensify." - Jeremy Hunt UK Secretary of State for Health 忡 忡 At the moment, figures suggest Two out of three people with dementia and family carers feel is understanding of dementia in their countries. that approximately 3 out of 4 that there little or no have not even received a diagnosis. 62% 71% 2013 2050 Much of the increase will be in low and middle income countries. Already 62% of people with dementia live in low and middle income countries but by 2050 this will rise to 71%. Estimated Number of People with Dementia by Region Most governments are woefully unprepared for the dementia epidemic and have not structured their health systems to cope with the anticipated increase in numbers. Our latest figures show the global number of people with dementia will triple between 2013 to 2050. EUROPE ASIA 90% 226% INCREASE INCREASE 11 MILLION 21 MILLION 22 MILLION 72 MILLION THE AMERICAS AFRICA 248% 345% INCREASE INCREASE 9 MILLION 31 MILLION 3 MILLION 12 MILLION Leaders attending the G8 Dementia Summit are urged to take immediate action to tackle the dementia epidemic. Dementia must be declared an international health priority with a collaborative, global action plan and a shared vision for dementia research and care. Identification of innovative funding models, increase in funding for research into cause, care, cure and prevention. %3D A commitment to support lower and middle-income countries. $$ $$ %3D %3D %3D Provision of a good standard of care and support %3D %3D Declaration of national dementia plans. Out of 193 countries in the WHO, only 13 have national dementia plans. 1t+1 SWITZERLAND AUSTRALIA BELGIUM DENMARK FINLAND FRANCE LUXEMBOURG T 11 NETHERLANDS CHINESE TAIPEI NORWAY UK REPUBLIC USA OF KOREA Above all, we must provide 'The highest possible quality of life, according to his or her individual preferences, with the greatest possible degree of independence, autonomy, participation, personal fulfilment, and human dignity.' (WHO Definition of Long-term care) Az Alzheimer's Disease International The global voice on dementia %24

Dementia Global Epidemic

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Did you know that the number of people living with dementia worldwide today is now estimated at 44 million? By 2050, this number will have trebled. Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia know no soci...














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