World Alzheimer Reports

The World Alzheimer Report 2016

The latest World Alzheimer Report warns that countries like New Zealand are unprepared for a surge in dementia cases and need to take urgent action to deal with the issue.

Read the full report (pdf)


 
The World Alzheimer Report 2015

The World Alzheimer Report 2015

 

The World Alzheimer Report 2015 predicts that the number of people with dementia worldwide will nearly double every 20 years.


The World Alzheimer Report 2014

The World Alzheimer Report 2014

Risk reduction

The World Alzheimer Report 2014 released by Alzheimer's Disease International indicates that there are a number of simple lifestyle changes people can make to reduce their risk of developing dementia later in life.

The report outlines that essentially, what is good for the heart is good for the brain, and outlines five simple things we can all do to reduce the risk of developing dementia:

  • Look after your heart
  • Be physically active
  • Follow a healthy diet
  • Challenge your brain
  • Enjoy social activity

Click here to read the full report
Click here to read Alzheimers NZ's media release on the report



 

The World Alzheimer Report 2013

The World Alzheimer Report 2013

Long-term care

The World Alzheimer Report 2013, released on World Alzheimers Day by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) predicts the number of dependent older people around the world will rise from 101 million in 2010 to 277 million in 2050, nearly half of whom will be living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

The report issues a challenge to all countries to:

  • Lift the quality of care for people living with dementia.
  • Start a national conversation about the funding and structure of services for people with dementia, and work towards national dementia planning
  • Increase investment in research and development so that we know more about prevention, treatment, cure and care of dementia.

Click here to read the full report
Click here to read the executive summary
Click here to read Alzheimers NZ’s media release on the report
Click here to read Alzheimers NZ's Executive Director Catherine Hall's speech on the report.



 

World Alzheimer Report 2012

World Alzheimer Report 2012

Overcoming stigma

The World Alzheimer Report 2012 reveals that nearly one in four people with dementia (24%) hide or conceal their diagnosis citing stigma as the main reason. Furthermore, 40% of people with dementia report not being included in everyday life. What is startling is that nearly two out of three people with dementia and their carers believe there is a lack of understanding of dementia in their countries.
The new report also reveals that:

  • Both people with dementia and carers admitted they had stopped themselves forming close relationships as it was too difficult.
  • Education, information and awareness were identified as priorities to help reduce the stigma of dementia.

Click here to read the full report.
Click here to read the executive summary.



 

World Alzheimer Report 2011

World Alzheimer Report 2011

Early diagnosis and intervention

The World Alzheimer Report 2011 shows that there are interventions that are effective in the early stages of dementia, some of which may be more effective when started earlier, and that there is a strong economic argument in favour of earlier diagnosis and timely intervention.

Click here to read the full report.
Click here to read the executive summary.
Click here to read an Alzheimers New Zealand media release in response to the World Alzheimer Report 2011.



 

World Alzheimer Report 2010

World Alzheimer Report 2010

The global economic impact of dementia

The World Alzheimer Report 2010 provides the clearest, most comprehensive global picture yet of the economic impact of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

The report includes an estimate of the worldwide cost of dementia, including direct medical costs, direct non-medical costs and costs of informal (family) care.

Click here to read the full report.
Click here to read the executive summary.