Health experts for improving healthcare for dementia persons

Health experts have urged to improve health care of people living with dementia and called for concerted action to increase their healthcare coverage worldwide.


According to experts, Alzheimer is the most common type of dementia which is a progressive brain dysfunction that affects memory, thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday activities.

A public health expert Dr Wasim Khawaja from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences quoting a recent report, said that the number of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia has reached 46.8 million worldwide, a number that may double every 20 years.

He added that new report from Alzheimer’s Disease International reveals only around half of those in high income countries, and one in ten or less in low and middle income countries have received a diagnosis.