This report examines the prevalence and predicted costs of dementia in the Americas, both for the region as a whole and for each individual country. There will be over 27 million people living with dementia by 2050 in the region, and associated costs of dementia care are predicted to increase from the current estimate of US$235 billion.
Alongside academics and researchers from across the region, ADI and Bupa are calling on countries to develop National Dementia Plans to improve dementia care and support, keeping long-term care affordable and sustainable.
The report has been written by Professor Martin Prince and the Global Observatory for Ageing and Dementia Care Health Services and Population Research Department, Kings College, London.
ADI works closely with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) to develop an Alzheimer plan for the Americas, providing additional incentive for all countries in the Americas to develop their own national dementia plan.