More than half of the total number of people with dementia will live in the Asia Pacific region by 2050

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According to the latest regional report produced by the Alzheimer’s Disease International, numbers of people with dementia living in the Asia Pacific region are expected to increase from 23 million in 2015, to 71 million by 2050.

The report Dementia in the Asia Pacific Region identifies four key challenges for the most populous area in the globe: the limited awareness of dementia, the false perception that dementia is a natural part of ageing, inadequate human and financial resources to meet the care needs of people with dementia, and inadequate training for professional carers.

Recommendations to local governments and regional players include among others more investments in education and awareness, promoting the development of community based support health and social services, and the adoption and implementation of dementia action plans.

For free access to the report please visit www.alz.co.uk/dementia-in-the-asia-pacific