Reports by World Health Organisation (WHO) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI)
The WHO and ADI have released a joint report dated 11 April 2012 (Geneva) calling upon governments, policymakers and other stakeholders worldwide to recognise dementia as a public health crisis. The report provides an overview of the impact of dementia worldwide, best practices, case studies, as well as "hard-to-get" statistics from low- and middle-income countries. It also captures a glimpse of the local situation as well as information on the services provided for persons with dementia and their caregivers by the Alzheimer's Disease Association, Singapore.
Reports by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI)
The 15 Asia-Pacific member organisations of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) agreed at their meeting in Singapore in May 2005, to commission a report that would draw the attention of governments, international organisations and aid agencies to the dementia epidemic and the threat that it posed to public health systems.
On an annual basis, ADI publishes The World Alzheimer Report which meant to provide the latest updates relating to dementia. In the recent report, released on 21 September 2012, the report shares results from a worldwide survey conducted with people with dementia and caregivers on their personal experiences of stigma. The report provides information on stigma and dementia, highlights best practices in the field of dementia, and makes recommendations which could help reduce stigma.
World Alzheimer Report 2010: The Global Economic Impact of Dementia
World Alzheimer Report 2010: The Global Economic Impact of Dementia – Executive Summary
World Alzheimer Report 2011: The benefits of early diagnosis and intervention – Executive Summary
World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia
World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia – Executive Summary
World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia – Executive Summary (Mandarin)
Report by All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)
In December 2010 the APPG on Dementia announced that it would undertake an inquiry into how to make the best use of the resources currently spent on dementia while at the same time improving outcomes for people with dementia and carers.
Report by Ministry of Health
In Singapore, the Ministry of Health regularly reviews the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the various fields in healthcare sector, so as to ensure that care within the sector is constantly advancing. A manual on Clinical Practices Guidelines for dementia was developed in 2007.