Project Lead(s): Regina Ocampo Barba
In Latin America, dementia affects more than 3 million people, a number expected to quintuple by 2050. In Bolivia alone, an estimated 40,000 people are thought to have dementia but less than 1% have been identified. Public awareness, appropriate care and effective infrastructure are non-existent. The result: patients have an unacceptably low quality of life and families are over-burdened.
This project will create the nation’s first neuro-cognitive lab, introduce a multi-actor approach to increase impact and sustainability, and deploy new technologies (such as culturally-adapted software), developing a new, affordable model of care for dementia that redistributes the weight of costs among all actors.