New Report Calls Alzheimer's a Public Health Threat
The World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) published a new report 'Dementia: a public health priority', urging governments and other stakeholders to step up international cooperation and information sharing on Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. They recommended that national programmes focus on improving early diagnosis; raising public awareness about the disease and reducing stigma; and providing better care and more support to caregivers. Currently, only eight countries worldwide have national programmes in place to address dementia. More information here.