FT Health: Dementia Care

While there is still no sign of a cure for the 50m people around the world living with dementia, new technologies and imaginative public policies are helping lessen some of the burden. FT writers examine the latest developments

Health systems are unprepared for the cost and practical demands of a successful treatment

Devices range from room sensors tracking vital signs to bracelets triggering advice via radio

Experts are discovering why women are more susceptible to the disease

Stretched health systems are often poorly designed for ageing populations

Supportive employers are invaluable, as is investment in digital technology

Some 30,000 volunteers on Matsudo’s streets support patients, helping them live at home

New tech includes GPS-fitted insoles, sleep sensors and smartphone memory prompts