World Alzheimer Report 2015
There are over 9.9 million new cases of dementia each year worldwide,implying one new case every 3.2 seconds.
46.8 million People living with dementia in 2015 , 74.7 million people living with dementia by 2030 131.5 million people living with dementia by 2050, US$818 billion current economic cost of dementia worldwide ,US$1 trillion cost of dementia worldwide by 2018 .
On 25 August, ADI launched the World Alzheimer Report 2015: The Global Impact of Dementia: An analysis of prevalence, incidence, cost and trends, the seventh in a series of reports providing the most up-to-date global data on dementia. The report was supported by Bupa and contains findings from the latest research from King’s College London’s Global Observatory for Ageing and Dementia Care.
The report, which was launched with a live online round table discussion, provides the latest estimates of the numbers of people currently living with dementia worldwide and future projections. The report also contains
current economic estimates, a figure which has increased by 35% since the previous estimate made in the World Alzheimer Report 2010.
As with all of the World Alzheimer Reports, ADI offers solutions to support policy makers in addressing the increasing impact of dementia. The conclusions in this report particularly target those countries in the G20 group of nations, encouraging them to support wider representation of countries and regions, such as low and middle income countries where the largest increase in numbers of people with dementia is set to take place.
A new website, www.worldalzreport2015.org, was also launched to support the findings of the report, featuring key figures, downloads and advice on how society can support people with Dementia.
- Awareness raising of dementia
- Creation of dementia friendly communities that reduce stigma associated with the disease
- Promotion of risk reduction measures
- Measures to improve diagnosis and reduce the average length of diagnosis
- Support for family carers including through information, social support, respite and counseling
- Access to long term community and residential dementia care services and to enhanced care for people dementia in hospitals
- A commitment to person centred care and to care that minimises the use of medical and physical restraint
- Work force strategies including training
- The use of technology to assist the person with dementia in the home and to extend service reach in rural areas
- Recognition that people with dementia deserve good quality end-of-life care with respect to their dignity and personal wishes
The full report can be found at www.alz.co.uk/worldreport2015