G-8 should apply heart disease prevention model to dementia, advocates say

12/10/2013 | Bloomberg

Developed nations could reduce pain, suffering and costs associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease if they apply the same models to these diseases that have proven successful in preventing heart disease, a coalition of researchers and health care providers said in a statement ahead of a Group of Eight meeting. "Either you invest money in creating this infrastructure for preventing or delaying dementia, or continue along the way," said Zaven Khachaturian, editor-in-chief of the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia and a signatory to the statement. "If we continue with the current trends, no country's health care system will be able to provide care."

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