Each year the World Alzheimer's report is published, showing the impact of an aging planet and the increased need for dementia care. Here are a couple of eye-opening stats:
- Number of people worldwide with dementia expected to be 70 million by 2030 and 115 million by 2050
- The cost of dementia care accounts for 1% of the worlds GDP. In some wealthier countries, the percentage is much higher and is growing
- The reports to financing recommendations, including private LTC insurance (mandate purchase) and other social insurance programs.
One thing people on the planet seem to have in common - they'd prefer to have care provided at home if needed.
Here's a link to download the full report (PDF) Download WorldAlzheimerReport2013