iSupport: a WHO global online intervention for informal caregivers of people with dementia

Anne Margriet Pot, Dolores Gallagher‐Thompson, Lily D. Xiao, Bernadette M. Willemse, Iris Rosier, Kala M. Mehta, Diana Zandi, Tarun Dua, Kieren Egan (as a key member of the iSupport Development team)

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Abstract

In 2015, it was estimated that worldwide 47 million people had dementia, increasing to 75 million in 2030 and 132 million by 2050. Nearly 9.9 million people are expected to develop dementia each year, which translates to one new case every three seconds. While dementia occurs across all levels of socioeconomic status, nearly 60% of people with dementia currently live in low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs) and most new cases (71%) are expected to occur in those countries. The majority of people with dementia in those countries do not have access to care and support.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-366
Number of pages2
JournalWorld Psychiatry
Volume18
Issue number3
Early online date9 Sep 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • dementia
  • online support
  • online care

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Pot, A. M., Gallagher‐Thompson, D., Xiao, L. D., Willemse, B. M., Rosier, I., Mehta, K. M., ... Egan (as a key member of the iSupport Development team), K. (2019). iSupport: a WHO global online intervention for informal caregivers of people with dementia. World Psychiatry, 18(3), 365-366. https://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20684