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Global Burden of Dementia: A Modern-Day Threat to Healthy Aging

October 06, 2020 PHI Productions
Public Health Insight
Global Burden of Dementia: A Modern-Day Threat to Healthy Aging
Show Notes

More than 50 million people around the world are living with dementia and this number is expected to double every 20 years, as the global life expectancy continues to increase. Dementia is a general term used to describe a collection of symptoms, which includes impaired memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. As part of Dementia Awareness Month, Rishawn Dindial and Praja Vaikuntharajan from Memoryz, a healthcare startup company focusing on dementia care, join the Public Health Insight Podcast to discuss some of the unintended consequences of an aging population, the global incidence and prevalence of dementia, gaps in dementia funding and research, and the importance of public health in advocacy and eliminating stigma.

Partnership with the Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit

The Canadian Global Health Students & Young Professionals Summit (GHSYPS) aims to give space to students and young professionals (SYPs) involved or interested in the global health field. This is the forum for global health SYPs to connect, network, engage, and be inspired. Learn more about GHSYPS by visiting: The Summit takes place on Saturday, October 17, 2020 - it is free to register!

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