According to WHO, "only a quarter of countries worldwide have a national policy, strategy or plan for supporting people with dementia and their families [...]. . Half of these countries are in WHO’s European Region, with the remainder split between the other Regions. Yet even in Europe, many plans are expiring or have already expired, indicating a need for renewed commitment from governments.
At the same time, the number of people living with dementia is growing according to the report: WHO estimates that more than 55 million people (8.1 % of women and 5.4% of men over 65 years) are living with dementia. This number is estimated to rise to 78 million by 2030 and to 139 million by 2050."
Read the press release: "World failing to address dementia challenge"
See the report: "Global status report on the public health response to dementia"