Global Plan on Dementia Adopted by World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) adopted a global plan on dementia at the 70th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva. The plan follows ten years of advocacy by ADI for a global response to the growing impact of dementia worldwide. The plan includes targets for the advancement of dementia awareness, risk reduction, diagnosis, care and treatment, support for care partners and research. Dementia affects 50 million people worldwide – a number that will almost triple by 2050. More than half of all people with dementia live in low and middle income countries, where as few as 10% of individuals receive a diagnosis. In 2018, dementia will become a trillion-dollar disease.
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