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2013 World Alzheimer Report Released

recommendations from World Alzheimer Report 2013More than 35 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s, with the number projected to double by 2030 and triple to 115 million by 2050.That’s why experts from around the globe are working together for better Alzheimer’s care and support for families. Their collective effort is evident in a report released today by Alzheimer’s Disease International, a groupĀ  of 79 Alzheimer’s associations.

The annual report makes policy recommendations. Here are the highlights:

Countries must develop National Dementia Plans to structure and fund quality care and support. There needs to be shared responsibility by the state, private business, families and others to deliver care

And, these statistics:

The recommendations and implications from the report (co-written with Bupa, the largest international provider of dementia care) were the subject of a roundtable today of Alzheimer’s experts and family caregivers at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Two more roundtable, sponsored by ADI and Home Instead Senior Care, will take place tomorrow in London and next Thursday in Beijing.

Photo courtesy of Prime Minister’s Office via Creative Commons

Sally Abrahms writes about eldercare, housing and work age 50+. Follow her on twitter.