World Alzheimer Report 2009: The Global Prevalence of Dementia

The World Alzheimer Report 2009 presents the most comprehensive global prevalence study of dementia to date and looks at levels of mortality, disability, strain on carers and dependency.

The report also offers examples of good national dementia plans and information on health service responses. Importantly, the report also includes eight recommendations that will provide a global framework for action on dementia.

This first World Alzheimer Report includes an overview of dementia - what dementia is in terms of pathology, clinical features, course and management.

The World Alzheimer Reports

This is the first in a series of World Alzheimer Reports that ADI has commissioned, each on a different topic. Find out more about the World Alzheimer Reports.

Previous study published in the Lancet

A previous study of dementia prevalence conducted by Dr Cleusa Ferri, Prof Martin Prince and others for Alzheimer's Disease International was published in The Lancet (366:2112-2117) in 2005. Supplementary information for that article is available.