Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Alzheimer Report

ADI publishs an annual global report on Alzheimer's Disease.
Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) is the international federation of 73 Alzheimer associations around the world, in official relations with the World Health Organization. Each member is the national Alzheimer association in their country who support people with dementia and their families. ADI's vision is an improved quality of life for people with dementia and their families throughout the world.
The World Alzheimer Report 2010 provides the clearest, most comprehensive global picture yet of the economic impact of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

The report includes an estimate of the worldwide cost of dementia, including direct medical costs, direct non-medical costs and costs of informal (family) care. The estimates are broken down by world region and include analysis of the differences between low and high income countries. The report also contains important policy recommendations and makes clear to key decision-makers that doing nothing is not an option.
To view the report: