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Global estimates of informal care

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Women continue to be disproportionately affected by dementia as they provide 71% of informal dementia care hours globally, according to a new report from Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and the Karolinska Institutet.

The ADI report, Global estimates of informal care, from lead author Anders Wimo of the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, revealed that the annual global number of informal care hours provided to people with dementia living at home was about 82 billion hours. Women contribute 58 billion (71%) of these hours.

Global Estimates report











Find out more and read the report here.

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