Dementia: A Public Health Priority. Marc Wortmann Executive Director Alzheimer s Disease International

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1 Dementia: A Public Health Priority Marc Wortmann Executive Director Alzheimer s Disease International

2 Overview About ADI Programmes and activities Advocacy work of ADI and relationship with WHO How can that help China

3 About Alzheimer s Disease International (ADI) Established 1984 The umbrella organisation of Alzheimer associations around the world 79 member associations Aims to help establish and strengthen Alzheimer associations throughout the world, and to raise global awareness about Alzheimer's disease and all other causes of dementia

4 Member countries

5 ADI Annual International Multidisciplinary event Conference Opportunity to share and gather new information about dementia and dementia care Welcomes healthcare professionals, people with dementia, carers and Alzheimer association staff and volunteers 2013: Taipei 2014: San Juan, Puerto Rico

6 Asia Pacific region Good collaboration between the organisations Regional office in Singapore for support, exchange of information, training & knowledge centre Asia Pacific regional conference in Hong Kong and Macau December 2013

7 Key priorities Our vision is an improved quality of life for people with dementia and families Awareness raising Support and strenghten members Political agenda Stimulate research

8 Alzheimer University Training programme for Alzheimer associations Appropriate and reliable information for developing organisational capacity Annual programme for emerging associations Special programmes on advocacy, fundraising, organisational growth and leadership

9 Involvement of People with Dementia Involved in conference, Alzheimer University and advocacy work Personal stories featured in every Global Perspective newsletter Specific position for person with dementia on Elected Board I Can! I Will! ideas library available online

10 10/66 Dementia Research Group Conduct population-based research into dementia, non-communicable diseases and ageing in low and middle income countries 30 research groups in 20 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, India, Russia, China and south east Asia, Lebanon

11 World Alzheimer s Month September is World Alzheimer s Month 21 September World Alzheimer s Day 2012 Dementia: living together; 70 countries participated Great attention in China by CCTV, breaking the stigma & new word 2013 Theme Dementia: a journey of caring Facebook campaign will be launched

12 Advocacy First objective ADI Strategic Plan: making dementia a global health priority Every country should have a plan Tracking national dementia plans Work with World Health Organization

13 World Alzheimer Reports 2009: Prevalence and impact of the disease 2010: Global Cost of Dementia World Alzheimer Report 2011: The benefits of early diagnosis and intervention 2012 report on stigma 2013 Journey of Care

14 Dementia worldwide

15 Numbers for China There are various estimates about the number of people with dementia in China World Alzheimer Report 2010: 5.4 million 2030: 11.7 million 2050: 22.0 million Other studies suggest 10 million now

16 Dementia worldwide US$604 billion in 2010 Includes direct medical costs, direct non-medical costs and costs of informal (family) care

17 World Health Organization In Official Relations with WHO since 1996 Advocating for dementia to be a global health priority Statements given by ADI representatives at regional meetings of the WHO Present at World Health Assembly each year Collaborated with WHO on dementia report

18 WHO report on dementia Dementia: a public health priority Launched on 11 April 2012 International collaboration between ADI and WHO A new case of dementia every 4 seconds Inclusion of ADI s figures from World Alzheimer Reports Call for WHO member nations to act now

19 Why dementia is a public health issue? 1. The world's population is ageing The number of older persons has more than tripled since 1950; it will almost triple again by 2050

20 Priority areas of action Raising awareness Timely diagnosis Commitment to good quality continuing care and services Caregiver support Workforce training Social and financial support Recognition of rights of people with dementia and protective and promotive legislation Prevention and research

21 National plans throughout the world

22 How China can benefit WHO-ADI translated into Chinese and has drawn attention of government Dementia will take a growing part of future health and social budgets Changing demographics are a challenge On the long run, better care and management is cheaper than waiting until a crisis (UK) Start policy now!

23 Global topics Early diagnosis Fight stigma Nutrition Prevention and risk reduction Continuum of care Non-medical interventions Barriers to find a cure - quickly

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