London – Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has commissioned experts at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to undertake the world’s largest survey on people’s attitudes to dementia. This is in concert with the Alzheimer Society Canada
ADI CEO, Paola Barbarino, said the survey, which is live on ADI’s website from April 15 – June 15, will form the basis of ADI’s World Alzheimer Report 2019, to be released during World Alzheimer Month in September.
is seeking feedback from four key groups: general public, health and
care professionals, people living with dementia and carers of people
with dementia, in an attempt to create the world’s biggest survey on
attitudes around dementia.
The questions are predominantly multiple choice and the survey is fully anonymous, accessible and available both online and offline in multiple languages. It will only take around 10 minutes but completing it will benefit people with dementia all over the world.
“ADI wants this to be the world’s biggest survey about attitudes around dementia, so please participate and help us by spreading the word to anyone who may have an interest. This is the most important survey you can do this year,” Ms Barbarino said.
Dementia is one of the most significant global health crises of our time – there are 50 million people living with dementia worldwide, which is expected to increase to 152 million people by 2050. Every three seconds someone develops dementia, yet most people with dementia do not receive a diagnosis or support.