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G8 aims to beat dementia by 2025 with AIDS-style fight

Dec 12, 2013


Today at the (G8) summit in London the Group of Eight (G8) nations have matched the date set by the United States last year for beating Alzheimer's.
Health ministers have set a goal of finding a cure or an effective treatment for dementia by 2025 and have all agreed that the world needs to fight the spread of the memory-robbing condition just as it fought AIDS.

Global cases of dementia are expected to treble by 2050, yet scientists are still struggling to understand its basic biology.(Source RTE news)

Dementia - of which Alzheimer's disease is the most common form - already affects 44 million people worldwide.

Home Instead Senior Care understands the worries Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia's cause in the lives of older people and their families.  In fact, many of the older people cared for by our Professional CAREGivers have dementia. So we've witnessed the distress and loss that older adults can face. 

Home Instead Senior Care are running FREE Alzheimer’s & other Dementias CARE Education Workshops across Ireland.

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