Today, 21 September 2018, is World Alzheimer’s Day. Coinciding with this, Alzheimer’s Disease International have released the World Alzheimer Report 2018: The State of the art of dementia research: New frontiers.
This report is written to be of appeal to a broad audience including governments and policymakers, academics and researchers and the general public with an interest in dementia.
Essentially the report is an overview of where we are currently: the hopes and frustrations, the barriers, the enablers and the ground-breaking work being undertaken.
The report’s key calls-to-action:
- Improving the sharing, using and disseminating of data and using registries in the best possible way.
- A minimum 1% of the societal cost of dementia to be devoted to funding research in: basic science, care improvements, prevention and risk reduction, drug development and public health.
- Attracting researchers and skill to the sector
- Increasing the scale of new research with the global ratio of publications on neurodegenerative disorders versus cancer at just 1:12
- Involvement of people in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the research process.
- Encouraging innovation, the use of technology and entrepreneurship.
Full report: World Alzheimer Report 2018
To support the 2018 World Alzheimer’s Month campaign, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) in partnership with ITN Productions have released the documentary film below ‘Every 3 seconds’ to help raise awareness of global impact of dementia: