Tool can help assess cognitive impairment in multicultural populations

This is the sort of thing that we are going to need more and mroe in the years to come. Detection is the first step to treatment after all.

Dementia is on the rise worldwide, with numbers projected to triple by 2050 to over 100 million. More than half the patients (58%) are in low- and middle-income countries, many of which are sources of immigrants to countries like Canada and Australia.

”Given our aging immigrant population in Canada and the anticipated increase in dementia prevalence worldwide in coming decades, earlier and more accurate detection of dementia in these populations will become increasingly important,” writes Dr. Raza Naqvi, a geriatrician with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, with coauthors.