Alistair talks about the World Alzheimer Report 2011.
In the video Alistair mentions the following:
- 28 million of the 36 million people with dementia worldwide never receive a formal diagnosis
- the report outlines the benefits of an early diagnosis
- earlier diagnosis allows people with dementia to plan ahead while they still have the capacity to make important decisions about their future care. In addition, they and their families can receive timely practical information, advice and support.
- the report recommends that the Government invest now to save in the future. Research suggest that the costs associated with an earlier dementia diagnosis are more than offset by the cost savings from the benefits of anti-dementia drugs and caregiver interventions. These benefits include delayed institutionalisation and enhanced quality of life of people with dementia and their carers.