World health organization

10 facts on dementia

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Dementia is a public health priority

To address this important health priority there are actions that can be taken:

  • promote a dementia friendly society;
  • make dementia a public health and social care priority everywhere;
  • improve attitudes to, and understanding of, dementia;
  • invest in health and social systems to improve care and services for people with dementia and their caregivers; and
  • increase research on dementia.
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