Unprecedented rise of global dementia confirmed

A homecare volunteer helps U Ne Nyunt to eat in Myanmar.

Dementia is on the rise globally, according to the World Alzheimer Report 2015, released to co-inside with World Alzh

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Age International launches UN Human Development Report

Chris Roles, director of Age International

Age International has hosted the UK launch of the UN Human Development Report 2014 in London, as the UK affiliate of HelpAge International.

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If dementia is stabilising in the West, what does that mean for the developing world?

Daw Khin is a homecare volunteer and visits Daw Tin Hia once a month.

The number of people living with dementia is leveling off in parts of western Europe, according to a new study by the University of Cambridge. However, the study did not take into account the levels of dementia globally – particularly in low and middle-income countries.

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Age discrimination risks being written into UN Sustainable Development Goals

An older man sits in his house in Peru.

As governments meet in New York this week to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (successor to the Millennium Development Goals), Age International, Age UK and other ageing experts warn that unless there is a change in language, age discrimination will unwittingly be written into the global targets for the next 15 years.

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On World Elder Abuse Day, older people around the world say age discrimination is a common experience

An older woman sitting on a bed in Haiti.

Older people around the world are being subjected to abuse and discrimination because of their age, according to a new report by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP).

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