Mild Cognitive Imapirment and Dementia is a public health priority
Who is affected?
The global population aged 60 years or over numbered 962 million in 2017, By 2050, it is projected to reach nearly 2.1 billion (United Nations, 2017)
People Living with Dementia Worldwide
46.8 millions in 2015, but this number will almost double every 20 years, it means nearly 10 million new cases every year… one every 3 seconds
Consequences in Quality of Life
Inability to live independently
Progressive loss of autonomy
Mild Cognitive Impairment
It is a potential precursor of dementia (WHO, 2017), early detection of cognitive decline have been growing in importance in recent years seeking for an early intervention that could slow down the appearance of the most advanced symptoms that generate high levels of disability.
Dementia has significant social and economic implications: direct medical costs, social care and informal care costs.