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Public health campaigns should focus globally on preventing dementia, report says

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5698 (Published 17 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5698
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

Researchers have published evidence to support calls for an enhanced public health effort to combat the global epidemic of dementia.

The World Alzheimer Report 2014, commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International, estimated that 135 million people will be living with dementia by 2050, up from 44 million today.1 The largest increase in dementia prevalence will be in low and middle income countries, said the report, which was published on …

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