DEMENTIA is a public health emergency and a scientific challenge in developed and developing countries. Both incidence and prevalence of dementia are rising, increasing exponentially with increasing age. Dementia is associated with higher mortality: 2.3 cases/100 person. Dementia is a major cause of functional dependence. Behavior and psychiatric problems are quite high and they should be a major concern for the management. Likewise, they are the major determinants of the quality of life for both patient and caregiver.
To be the premier organization in comprehensive interdisciplinary dementia care in the Philippines recognized by the Filipino and the international community by the year 2020.
The Dementia Society of the Philippines is an interdisciplinary organization of professionals for the care of persons with dementia and their families through:
• Research and policy development