Impact of dementia much greater for women

A carer and a doctor sit around an older woman with dementia in Myanmar.

The impact of dementia is much greater for women, according to a report from the Global Alzheimer’s and Dementia Action Alliance (of which Age International is a member).

Worldwide, more women than men live with dementia. Women also provide the bulk of the care for people living with dementia – and this does not stop as they age.

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Should the UK help older people all over the world?

Carolina and her carer in Mozambique

There has been some media coverage recently suggesting that the UK shouldn’t be helping vulnerable older people in other parts of the world, with some going so far as to suggest that funding for the UK Aid budget should be diverted into funding social care in the UK.

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Better data means better lives

Governments have committed to disaggregating data – making sure that the information that is gathered makes visible different groups in society so we can better monitor the effectiveness of our actions.

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Older women are the invisible linchpins of the household economy

The global crescendo of voices calling out for women’s economic empowerment is getting harder for policymakers to ignore. But amid those diverse voices there is one group which still goes largely unheard: older women.

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The role of UK aid in an ageing world

© Ellie Coleman/ HelpAge Internationa

The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is committed to spending 0.7% of gross national income on international aid – a commitment which has been challenged by certain sectors of the UK media. Age International believes that 0.7% is necessary in the context of the enormous changes that are taking place globally – especially global population ageing.

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