The largest survey of dementia in the world to begin

  • Dementia is the seventh cause of death worldwide and continues to grow
  • A trillion-dollar disease in 2018 suffered from dementia
  • Every three seconds a person develops dementia

ALZHEIMER Disease International (ADI) has commissioned experts in the School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in London to undertake the world's largest survey of dementia attitudes.

ADI CEO, Paola Barbarino, said the survey, which is live on the ADI website from April 15 – June 15, will form the basis for the Global Alzheimer's Report 2019, which will be released during the World Alzheimer's Month in September.

“This is an important opportunity for us to find out what is happening in the general public about dementia so that we can better understand the barriers that exist around the world and how to apply them and overcome them. , ”Said Barbarino.

“Dementia is a global health crisis, and we need a global response to this survey. The stigma is the biggest and most widespread barrier facing the dementia community, preventing people from seeking advice and support.

“It is hoped that this survey and the subsequent report will address stigma in all its forms, make clear what the consequences are for people with dementia worldwide and what can be done about it.” T

In some countries we know that people are being stigmatized and excluded from society and even in countries with dementia strategies and awareness-raising activity, we want to know why people are still want to seek help when they are worried about their own Barbarino recalled the memory or friend or family member.

ADI is seeking feedback from four main groups: the general public, health and care professionals, people with dementia and carers of people with dementia, in an effort to create the world's largest dementia attitudes survey.

The questions are mainly a multiple choice and the survey is anonymous, accessible and available online and offline in different languages. It will only take about 10 minutes but it will benefit people with dementia worldwide.

“ADI wants this to be the world's largest dementia survey, so get involved and help us spread the word to anyone interested. This is the most important survey you can do this year, ”Barbarino said.

Dementia is one of our most significant global health crises – 50 million people live with dementia worldwide, expected to grow to 152 million people by 2050. Every three seconds a person develops dementia, but not Most people with dementia make a diagnosis or get support.

Deaths from hunger were more than doubled between 2000 and 2016, making it the 5th major cause of global deaths in 2016 compared to 14th in 2000. Despite its prevalence, dementia is a quieter killer, t because stigma is still a major barrier to diagnosis, treatment and care. Moreover, the prevalence of dementia is growing rapidly as the global population ages.

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