This fact sheet offers essential top-line information about dementia, including key facts and statistics, along with highlighting the importance of the Global Action Plan on dementia.
Versions in English, French and Spanish can be downloaded on the right-hand side of the page.
Key facts within this the fact sheet include:
- Every three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia
- Informal care hours for those living with dementia amass to 133 billion hours per year, equivalent to the workload of 67 million full-time workers
- 1 in 4 people believe that dementia is unpreventable
- The annual global cost of dementia surpasses US$ 1.3 trillion and is projected to double, exceeding US$ 2.8 trillion annually by 2030
- Women bear a substantial share of the responsibility for informal care of people living with dementia. Approximately two-thirds of primary caregivers are women, with this figure escalating significantly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) — regions expected to account for 71% of global dementia prevalence by 2050
This fact sheet may be of use to carers, family members of those living with dementia, healthcare professionals, policy makers, researchers, educators and anyone interested in gaining a better, more general understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.