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Gibraltar Alzheimer's & Dementia Society calls for long-term dementia plan

Monday 10 February 2020

The Chair of the Gibraltar Alzheimer's & Dementia Society (GADS), Daphne Alcantara has spoken to local newspaper, the Gibraltar Chronicle, about the need for a long-term dementia plan. The resulting article was published in the print newspaper on 10 February 2020, as well as online.

A national dementia strategy was launched by the Gibraltar Health Authority five years ago. It was updated in September 2019 and extended to the end of 2020. In her interview with the Gibraltar Chronicle, however, Ms Alcantara stressed that, while the strategy exists, it is not fully implemented. She particularly highlighted the lack of a promised National Dementia Committee for Gibraltar. She also highlighted the needs for a longer-term strategy and for the current strategy to be made available online.