36 Million with Dementia…an epidemic
At the recent Alzheimer’s Disease International’s conference, reported number of people worldwide living with dementia has increased to an estimated 36 million.
While caring for my father in the late nineties, I recall the number was less than half. If the number can double in less than a decade and a half, imagine what the next decade will bring with our rapidly aging population.
We’re facing a worldwide epidemic, if we don’t find a cure…SOON.
Recently, Alzheimer’s Disease International Executive Director, Marc Wortmann, was interviewed by Canadian’s The Globe and Mail.
Click on Dementia Care without a Strategy to learn how we can learn from other countries like Japan and France who have strategies in place plus additional informative links.
For two 4-5 minute inspirational videos, watch:
- Donna Macdiarmid’s loving tribute to her 70-year old husband, Roger, with Alzheimer’s
Updated 7/31/2017: Link above no longer available. Visit this instead: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/donna-macdiarmid-chronicles-her-husbands-descent-into-dementia/article4389266/
- Mario Gregorio, age 63, copes on his own with a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. Updated link on 7/31/2017.
Brenda Avadian, MA