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Nathaniel Counts on Dementia: Averting Another Public Health Crisis

December 16, 2021

Nathaniel Counts says the potential economic impact of rising dementia globally is underappreciated.

While the world has been focused on the pandemic for the past two years, the rapid rise of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias pose another threat to global public health. Nathaniel Counts is Senior VP for Behavioral Health Innovation at Mental Health America and Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein's School of Medicine. In this podcast, Counts says dementia will vastly increase across the globe as the population age rises with increasing life expectancy and have profound impacts on welfare and economic growth, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Transcript

Read the article in Finance and Development.

Nathaniel Counts is Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health Innovation at Mental Health America.