National Dementia Plans
A snapshot of the status of National Dementia Strategies around Europe
The first item on the Paris Declaration, which lists the political priorities of the European Alzheimer movement, is the call for national governments to recognise Alzheimer’s disease as a major public health challenge and develop national action programmes. This is further supported by Alzheimer Europe’s recommendations on the provision of social support to people with dementia and carers, which also calls upon governments to set up national action plans for dementia care and set aside the necessary funds to implement them.
The European Union conducts various activites to address the challenges of dementia; these can be found here. On a national basis, some countries already have a national dementia plan and others have identified the need for a plan to be developed.
Last Updated: Thursday 16 July 2015