The Global Impact of Dementia 2013-2050

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Abstract

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.

The briefing has been released ahead of the first G8 Dementia Summit, which will take place in London, UK, on 11 December 2013.

The update focused on the new evidence emerging from China and the sub-Saharan African region, applying the new prevalence rates to the latest (2012) UN population projections. This report has been a joint effort of the Global Observatory for Ageing and Dementia Care at King's College London (Prof Martin Prince, Dr Maëlenn Guerchet and Dr Matthew Prina) and Alzheimer’s Disease International.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAlzheimer's Disease International
Commissioning bodyAlzheimer's Disease International
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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