We are dedicated to supporting the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dementia and other cognitive disorders.
Altering the Forecast on the Tsunami of Dementia
The number of persons living with dementia is expected to increase from 596,600 in 2020 to nearly one million by 2030. Therefore, the need to prevent, decelerate and reverse this growth trend is urgent.
Hope for Dementia, has published a white paper that outlines a framework to bend the curve of the unsustainable increase in dementia diagnoses, through 3 strategies which are symptom Prevention, Deceleration and Reversal.
The recommendations include:
- Routine cognitive assessments in primary health care settings;
- Coordination of services to effectively monitor persons at risk;
- Proactive treatment in the early stages of dementia; and
- The creation of a dedicated public/private sector fund for promising research and clinical trials on symptom deceleration and reversal therapies.
Hope for Dementia believes that the recommended strategies must be integrated in any plan to bring hope to patients and people at risk of developing dementia. For this reason, we advocate for the prevention of dementia to become a national health care priority, requiring urgent, concerted public and private sector action.
Read Hope for Dementia’s white paper: Altering the Forecast on the Tsunami of Dementia – A Framework for Prevention, Symptom Deceleration and Reversal
As Hope for Dementia supports people at risk of dementia through our programs, we will continue advocating for dementia prevention to become a national healthcare priority.
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