The World Health Organisation has collaborated with Alzheimer's Disease International to produce a report raising awareness of dementia as a public health priority and to propose models for action. The report details the increasing burden dementia places on society, with a new case of dementia emerging every four seconds worldwide and a prevalence rate set to double every 20 years.

Detailed analysis outlines the case for a formal public health approach to dementia prevention, care and support for carers of people with dementia.

The comprehensive report can be downloaded online from the link below:
Dementia: A Public Health Priority