New Institute aims to help developing nations know more about dementia
Seeing the devastating effect dementia is having on people, a new institute has been opened that will help developing nations to understand more about the disease. It will also lessen the burden on patients, families and caregivers.
UC San Francisco and the University of Dublin have launched the Global Brain Health Institute that will be in San Francisco as well as in Dublin. The institute will also aim to reduce cases of dementia all over the world. As many as 600 experts from different fields will receive training in a period of over 15 years. Training will start from next fall.
Even during the training, main aim will be to help developing nations how they can delay and prevent dementia. The institute will firstly focus on countries in Latin America and the Southern Mediterranean region.
Professionals from America, Ireland and other nations will receive training in geriatrics, neuroscience, public policy and health economics. They will receive training in diagnosing, treating and caring for patients having cognitive disorders.
It is vital to have such an institute as more number of people is getting diagnosed with dementia. Around 46.8 million people live with dementia across the globe and the number will increase by triple fold by 2050. Out of them, around 60% of the cases are in developing nations.
Dementia adds financial pressure as well. Many outside organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association, are involved. Atlantic Philanthropies has provided a funding of $177 million to the institute.
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