Category: Burden Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease facts

Neurodegenerative Disease The Fastest-Growing Cause Of Death Someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds. There were an estimated 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia diagnoses in 2015 and this number is believed to be close to 50 million people in 2017. This number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 75 million in […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Research There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The main barriers to the development of effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease are an incomplete understanding of the disease, fragmented resources, and challenges with the design and implementation of clinical trials. Experts gathered at a two day meeting in […]

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Alzheimer's disease facts

Families Drained By Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia patients and their families are being hit by a ‘care tax’ of more than £20,000 (about $25,000) a year, research has revealed. They are forced to ‘break the bank’ to pay for extra basic help from their own pockets because it is not provided by local authorities. On top of […]

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Caregivers Overwhelmed Sara Schupp hasn’t seen her mother in a while. She hopes to someday soon, but for now, it’s the difference between crying on the way to work every day for a week and functioning like a normal 34-year-old. Her mother, Bernadette LandiVittori, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2001. The family […]

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International Leaders Hold Emergency Meeting On Dementia Epidemic We, the G8 Health Ministers, met at the G8 Dementia Summit in London on 11 December 2013 to discuss how to shape an effective international response to dementia. We acknowledge the ongoing work occurring in our countries and globally to identify dementia as a major disease burden and […]

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Epidemic Surging In Scandinavia, Arab States, U.S. By Mr. Joseph Cuschieri, Labour Head of Delegation in the European Parliament and a member of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance.   One of my engagements as a member of the European Parliament is my work in support of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance. Dementia is a challenge for all member […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s Epidemic Much Worse Than Reported  More than 50 million people around the world already have deadly Alzheimer’s disease. It’s the only major cause of death in the world that is on the rise. The epidemic is spreading fast and there are no answers in sight. Global leaders are mobilizing to tackle the issue. Unfortunately, […]

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