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National Dementia Plans

January 2014: Bulgaria's national dementia plan is in final review

The Bulgarian government is in the final stages of reviewing a text of a National Strategy for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The text was submitted to the Council of Ministers in January 2014 by a dedicated Working Group headed by Dr Latchezar Traikov, Professor of Medicine at the University of Sofia.

The text includes many of the principles and practices that are already in common use by Alzheimer Bulgaria and Foundation Compassion Bulgaria. Both associations are part of the Working Group and are cited as major influences in improving the lives of people with dementia and their families in Bulgaria. The draft National Dementia Strategy is based on six fundamental objectives:

1.    Improve and increase diagnosis of early and very early dementia.

2.    Establish a network of diagnostic centres, memory centres and day centres.

3.    Establish and maintain an information system and network for people with dementia and their families.

4.    Establish a network of care homes for temporary and permanent accommodation of people with dementia.

5.    Update all legislation relating to diagnosis, treatment and care of people with dementia and establish quality standards for services offered to them.

6.    Support scientific and clinical dementia research.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Alzheimer Bulgaria or Foundation Compassion Bulgaria



Last Updated: mardi 30 septembre 2014




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