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A report by the Alzheimer's Society, called The Hidden Cost of Dementia in Wales, claims dementia cost an estimated PS31,300 per person per year in Wales in 2013, with carers and their families shouldering about two-thirds of the total themselves.
5 million people living with dementia across the globe.
The events are part of the national Dementia Friends initiative run by the Alzheimer's Society and aim to help people to understand dementia.
He said that some symptoms of dementia are forgetfulness, sleeping disorder, hypertension, diabetes and stroke.
The online learning site for ICCDP hosts more than 1,000 courses and features a 17-hour Alzheimer's disease and Dementia Care curriculum that awards the health care professional the CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner certification upon completion.
The majority of patients identified with dementia in primary care practices had an unspecified cause for their dementia, noted Dr.
In striving to create a Dementia Friendly Community in Jesmond, we are fortunate to have Beryl's input into our aims of raising awareness about dementia and the support available and of ensuring that we are guided by people living with dementia and those who have experience of caring for someone with dementia.
These professional experts will be joined by specialist architects and planners, nurses and occupational therapists as well as specialists in dementia from sectors including housing, local authorities and care homes.
The report said that limiting smoking or tobacco use, detention and control of blood pressure, diabetes and other cardiovascular risks can to a large extent help in reducing the risk of developing dementia in later life.
Gill Read, Service Manager for Alzheimer's Society, said: "A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected, supported, and confident they can contribute to community life.
A new study shows that depression in older adults significantly increased the risk of all-cause dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia.
HEALTH chiefs in Coventry are working towards making the city a better place to live for dementia sufferers.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The findings of a new research suggested that high doses of statins prevent dementia in older people.
Washington, Sept 01 ( ANI ): Researchers, who examined the effect of different statins on new onset dementia (except vascular dementia) in an elderly population, have revealed that high doses of statins, particularly of high potency, prevent dementia.