Experts call for better dementia treatment in new report, saying most patients receive no care after diagnosis – CTV

Sept. 22, 2022

In a sweeping new report, Alzheimer’s and dementia experts are urgently calling for better treatment for patients and better education for health-care professionals, revealing that the majority of dementia patients receive little to no post-diagnosis care.

Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) stated in a press release for the annual World Alzheimer Report that up to 85 per cent of dementia patients worldwide may not receive care for their dementia following diagnosis.

“We don’t question whether people with cancer need treatment, so why is it that when people receive a dementia diagnosis, they’re often not offered treatment or care?” Paola Barbarino, CEO of ADI, said in the release.

“Coupled with improving diagnosis rates, post-diagnosis dementia care must be recognised as a human right.”

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