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Women and Dementia: A Global Research Review

Erol, Rosie, Brooker, Dawn and Peel, Elizabeth (2015) Women and Dementia: A Global Research Review. Project Report. Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), London.

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The purpose of this report is to understand the main issues affecting women in relation to dementia from an international perspective. The report examines the effect of gender on three specific groups: women living with dementia; woman caring for people with dementia in a professional caring role; women undertaking an informal caregiving role for someone with dementia. The report also focuses on cross-cutting issues, including factors affecting women in low and middle income countries (LMICs); family structures and kinship; and the effects of migration. This report reviews the published English language research literature on the issues affecting women in relation to dementia from an international perspective. Women make up a larger proportion of the older population. In 2014, women accounted for 62 per cent of people aged over 80. Population ageing is particularly rapid in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia. The prevalence of dementia worldwide is increasing. By 2050 over 71% of people with dementia will live in LMICs. The impact on women will be greater than for men.

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Women and Dementia: A global research review was independently researched and authored by
Rosie Erol, PhD, Dawn Brooker, PhD, and Elizabeth Peel, PhD from the Association for Dementia Studies at
the University of Worcester. The report was supported by a grant from Red & Yellow Care
and WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s.

The full-text of the report can be accessed via the Official URL.

Uncontrolled Keywords: women, dementia, professional caring roles, informal caregiving, international perspectives
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
Depositing User: Elizabeth Peel
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2015 14:51
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 08:46

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