The World Health Organization estimates that 48 million people suffer from dementia worldwide, a figure that could reach 76 million by 2030. Only in Europe, according to EU-28 reports, it is estimated that by 2030 nearly 14 million will have some form of dementia, rising to over 18 million by 2050. In most of the parnter countries, about 80% of care for people with dementia is provided by family, friends and neighbors, with women accounting for more than 70% of informal caregivers. Caregivers of people with dementia have higher rates of unemployment, poverty and a 20% higher incidence of mental health problems compared to the general population. Lack of understanding of dementia is widespread in today’s society, leading to stigmatization and making diagnosis and care more difficult. If left unaddressed, dementia could represent a major barrier to social and economic development.