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Let’s Make World Alzheimer’s Day World Cognitive Reserve’s Day

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. To raise awareness and funds, associations worldwide organize multiple activities including important Memory Walks, and a new report helps quantify the growing personal and economic burden of the disease.

Among the report findings:

  • Close to 36 million people worldwide have dementia today
  • Dementia care costs around 1 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP), or 604 billion US dollars. Of these, 252 billion represent indirect costs of care, while annual direct medical costs account for 96 billion, and direct non-medical costs for 256 billion
  • By 2030, worldwide societal costs will increase by over 85 percent

The good news?

Which is why there is so much ongoing innovation to develop tools to efficiently measure and enhance cognitive functioning and reserve and to foster active aging.

Time perhaps for a World Cognitive Reserve’s Day?

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