According to the Alzheimer’s International Federation, this date coincides with the launching of the World Alzheimer’s Report which wil be focusing this year on reducing the risk of dementia.
The event is part of the activities for World Alzheimer’s Month, a progressive disease that affects memory and other important mental functions.
The new campaign’s theme for this year, “It’s never too early, never too late,” aims to praise the critical role of identifying risk factors and taking proactive measures to delay, and even prevent, the onset of dementia.
Given that the number of people with this condition will almost triple between now and 2050, it is critical to recognize the associated risk factors.
Cuba has an estimated 170,000 people with dementia (1,2% of the population), with a projected increase to 260,000 in 2030 and 520,000 in 2050, according to the country’s health network portal, Infomed.