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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.

18/06/2019 UK inquiry concludes that people with dementia are treated differently to those with other health conditions or disabilities
17/06/2019 Canada launches its first dementia strategy, bringing WHO global target one step closer
30/05/2019 Ireland’s Minister for Health in discussions with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
24/05/2019 Iceland’s Minister of Health assigns responsibility for national strategy to dementia specialist Dr Jón Snædal
23/05/2019 UK campaign aims to end unfair “dementia penalty” on social care costs
23/05/2019 WHO provides update on Global Action Plan on dementia
15/05/2019 Swedish minister announces additional funding for dementia measures
15/05/2019 Swiss National Dementia Strategy has not yet met its objectives
24/04/2019 WHO seeks peer reviewers to ensure new knowledge exchange platform meets quality and good practice criteria
19/04/2019 Spanish minister outlines content of forthcoming National Alzheimer’s Plan 2019-2023
06/04/2019 Prominent dementia institutions in Switzerland underline the importance of continuing to reimburse anti-dementia drugs
22/03/2019 Estonian State to fund adjustments to physical environment for persons with dementia in care homes
21/02/2019 French families hit hard by government’s decision to stop reimbursing anti-dementia drugs
20/02/2019 Turkey holds its 1st Council on Ageing
19/02/2019 Bulgaria is making progress on social care, but needs a national dementia strategy, Foundation Compassion Alzheimer Bulgaria tells the UN