New report will explore dementia in Pakistan

An older man in Pakistan

‘Understanding, Beliefs and Treatment of Dementia in Pakistan: Interim Findings’ will be launched at two events in Pakistan, in Lahore on 20 April and Karachi on 23 April. A copy can be accessed here.

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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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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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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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