Dementia is the term used to describe all sorts of conditions that damage our brains, including Alzheimer's disease.
It's a large, and growing, public health issue that governments and health systems all over the world will struggle to manage. For example, here in New Zealand about 50,000 people have dementia and that number is predicted to triple by 2050 as our population ages.
She's interested in global approaches to dementia care and was recently in New Zealand speaking about the issue.
June Andrews' recommended online reading and resources about dementia
- For stimulating thinking, writing and discussion about dementia: Festival of Ideas
- For the latest news from the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling (including distance learning options): The Dementia Centre
- For paid resources and free downloads: Dementia shop
- And please take part in this worldwide study about what people think about dementia: Big Ask