Worldwide Cost Estimate For Alzheimer's And Dementia Is US$315.4 Billion,
The 2005 prevalence estimate for Singapore was 22,000 people with dementia. Indonesia, 600,000; Malaysia, 60,000; Myanmar, 130,000; Philippines, 175,000; Thailand, 250,000; Viet Nam, 275,000.
The estimate for total societal cost of dementia (direct costs plus informal care) in 2005 for Singapore was US$391 million. Indonesia, US$2,128 million; Malaysia, US$511 million; Myanmar, US$118 million; Philippines, US$601 million; Thailand, US$1,330 million; Viet Nam, US$751 million. At the ADI conference, Wimo will present additional regional and country specific cost estimates, alternative cost estimates of informal care, and new cost estimates for Europe from the Eurocode project.
"Worldwide costs for dementia are enormous," Wimo says. "In light of the rapidly growing future prevalence estimates, in particular in less developed regions, the economic impact of dementia is a great challenge for every society."....