National Dementia Strategies
3 February 2016: The Czech Republic has a National Dementia Plan
At a meeting on 3 February 2016, the Czech government accepted the “National Action Plan for Alzheimer’s disease and similar diseases”, which will run from 2016 to 2019. The plan has 14 aims and 28 objectives. The Ministry of Health will play a key role in its implementation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
The Czech Alzheimer Society commented that, “although the plan is not very specific - more than half of the goals have no explicit dead-line, targets are not always measurable, and there is no budget agreed for the implementation” it welcomes the new plan and its symbolic meaning: “the government has declared that the situation of the people with dementia and those who care for them is worthy of governmental attention for the first time”.
The plan can be seen (in Czech) on the following website and is also available for download below.
Last Updated: Wednesday 27 April 2016