World Alzheimer Report 2016: calls to tackle global dementia crisis

Written by Lauren Pulling

A new report from Alzheimer’s Disease International (London, UK), authored by experts from King’s College London and London School of Economics (both UK), has called for the dementia healthcare community to adapt in order to tackle the global dementia crisis. The report reveals that many people with dementia are yet to receive a diagnosis, let alone the healthcare they require. At present, it is estimated that approximately half of those with dementia in high income countries have received a diagnosis, with this figure predicted to fall to approximately 10% in low or middle income countries. Authors of the new report...

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