“The World Health Organization (WHO) has unanimously adopted a global plan on dementia at the 70th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva. . . . 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.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
WHO has a plan? Well, OK then, no worries.
Global plan on dementia adopted by WHO