Want to know more about Dementia?
- Dementia is a term used to describe different brain disorders that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and emotion.
- Early symptoms of dementia can include memory loss, difficultly performing familiar tasks, problems with language and changes in personality. View the early symptoms.
- There is currently no cure for dementia, but a range of support is available for people with dementia and their carers.
- Dementia knows no social, economic, or ethnic boundaries.
- Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. Other causes include vascular disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and fronto-temporal dementia.
- There are currently estimated to be over 46 million people worldwide living with dementia. The number of people affected is set to rise to over 131 million by 2050.
- There is one new case of dementia worldwide every three seconds.
- The worldwide costs of dementia are estimated at US$818 billion. As a result, if dementia care were a country, it would be the world’s 18th largest economy. If it were a company, it would be the world’s largest by annual revenue exceeding Apple (US $742 billion) and Google (US $368 billion).
Thanks to alz.co.uk for these points.
Crown Safety’s online Dementia Awareness course will tell you more and help prepare families and friends, as well as businesses. Register for a free trial of the first module and take a look at the Dementia Awareness course and the content