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An estimated 850,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia, and in less than 10 years, about one million people will be living with the condition.
The rising global cost of dementia will pose serious challenges to health and social care systems all around the world," said Marc Wortmann, executive director of Alzheimer's Disease International in an Aug.
NTW Chief Executive John Lawlor took part in a Dementia Friends event earlier this year and is keen to encourage others to take part.
He said that the people with dementia often find it difficult to complete everyday tasks.
ICCDP's sister company, the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP), has been a partner of Relias Learning since 2011.
The DemTect test identified 1,166 people (17%) with potential dementia based on scoring 8 or less on the screening tool.
If you would like to become a Dementia Friend, find out more at www.
The International Dementia Conference has been establishedby Stirling University's Dementia Services Development Centre , as an interactive, educational platform to drive understanding.
Catherine Hall, executive director of Alzheimers NZ, said that being physically and emotionally active, which includes leading a healthy life, enjoying a good social life and keeping your heart healthy reduce the chance of dementia.
One in three people with dementia surveyed by Alzheimer's Society this year are only leaving their homes once a week and one in 10 getting out just once a month.
Depression after age 50 years increased the risk of all-cause dementia by 1.