"We are facing a public health and social care emergency and immediate action is needed!
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia and accounts for 60-70% of all cases. Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are progressive, degenerative illnesses that attack the brain. They affect people's abilities, impacting on all aspects of their life and upon others in their lives, particularly those who care for them day by day.
Every year, 4.6 million new cases of dementia are reported worldwide: One new case every seven seconds. By 2050, it is projected that there will be 100 million people with dementia in the world. No country is adequately prepared to deal with a crisis of this magnitude.
Lack of awareness and understanding has resulted in insufficient resources to address this crisis. Worldwide, attention to this rapidly growing problem is so small that most of those affected continue to suffer without help, or hope. This must change! The quality of life of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias can be transformed. Too often, they, their families and carers lack the support that they need and deserve.
We, the members of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), representing 77 associations around the world, urgently call upon all governments and stakeholders to act now."
Link to Petition
We couldn't agree more... but think that this unhappy state - of DEFICIENCY DISEASES - has arisen due to bad nutrition. Information about maintenance of brain health through proper eating and supplementation is important in prevention of Alzheimer's and the dementias, should begin in childhood and last all your life. A society that knows and cares more about what goes into pet food than human food - and lets its elders eat dog food - should be ashamed of itself.
WHAT REALLY CAUSES ALZHEIMER'S? We think Harold Foster has the answer and you can read his book free, here.