Today is the G8 Dementia Summit in London.
The summit brings together world leaders to discuss the global impact of dementia and aims to develop co-ordinated global action on dementia.
You can watch live coverage of the summit on the Dementia Challenge website.
What is the G8?
More on dementia via dementiachallenge.dh.gov.uk
Dementia is a term for a set of symptoms that can include loss of memory, mood changes and problems with communication and reasoning.
Fear of dementia
A YouGov poll commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society found that 61% of people are worried about either themselves or someone they know developing dementia in later life, and that rises to 66% among people aged 55 and over.
Cost of dementia
It is estimated that the cost of dementia in England is £19 billion a year
We think that on average 45% of people with dementia are diagnosed with it. The diagnosis rate varies across different areas from about 32% to 67%.
What to do if you are worried about dementia
If you are worried that your memory – or that of someone you know – is getting noticeably worse, or if forgetfulness is beginning to have a knock-on effect on everyday life, it is worth sharing your worries and seeking advice. Find out more about ‘what you can do’ on The Department of Health website.
Jewish Care Dementia Awareness Campaign
In August 2013 Working in partnership with the Jewish News, Jewish Care launched a Jewish Community Dementia Awareness Campaign.
Our vision is to increase awareness and understanding of dementia to ensure we support people living with dementia and their carers to have meaningful lives. Read more about the Dementia Awareness Campaign at www.jewishcare.org