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Policy watch


In this section you can find articles on National Dementia Plans and other national policy developments, as well as on European and Global policy developments.

16/11/2020 Two bills are currently under review in Italy, one to recognise family carers and one to improve dementia care interventions
11/11/2020 France Alzheimer publishes article from reviewers of national strategy
02/11/2020 CEAFA calls for the Spanish government to allocate a budget to national dementia strategy
27/10/2020 The Alzheimer Society of Ireland welcomes EUR 13 million dementia investment in Ireland as a positive step
23/09/2020 International Experience Exchange with Patient Organisations hosts Global Webinar on Personalised healthcare
18/09/2020 World Dementia Council launches first in series of papers looking at evidence of impact of dementia-friendly initiatives
01/07/2020 German Government approves national dementia strategy
18/06/2020 WHO Europe publishes draft work programme for 2020-2025
16/06/2020 Dementia included in the Irish Programme for Government
26/05/2020 Is care for people with dementia from a migration background addressed in national dementia plans and strategies in Europe?
22/04/2020 Scope of euthanasia expanded in Dutch law
09/04/2020 Iceland launches dementia strategy
01/04/2020 Portuguese Parliament unanimously approves Act on rights of informal carers but implementation is delayed due to COVID-19
24/03/2020 The rights of people with dementia in Portugal are being better respected and promoted, thanks to a new legal framework
19/03/2020 France Alzheimer’s national campaign for a more inclusive society is supported by over 200 cities/departments