Is this the key to preventing dementia?

Elderly people play soccer at the yard of the Canevaro old people's home in Lima March 24, 2010. This public institution is one the biggest in its kind in Latin America, hosting almost 400 elderly people, including dependent patients and those with senile dementia. 90 percent of its population are in abandon condition and more than the half used to live in extreme poverty, according to Canevaro's Director, Felipe Aguirre. Picture taken March 24, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER) - RTR2C3AA

An elderly home encourages sports for dementia sufferers. Image:  REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

Jane Gardner
Media Advisor Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
  This map shows the estimated number of people living with dementia in each world region in 2015. The total estimated worldwide cost of dementia in 2015 is US$ 818 billion. By 2018, dementia will become a trillian dollar disease.
Image: The World Alzheimer's Report 2015
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

Sign up for free

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum