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Croatian parliament unanimously decides to launch National Dementia Strategy

Wednesday 18 March 2020

The Croatian Parliament has unanimously adopted two conclusions proposed by Alzheimer Croatia and a number of societies of the Croatian Medical Association, during a thematic session of the Parliament’s Committee on Health and Social Policy.

The conclusions of Parliament are as follows:

1. It is necessary to develop a National Strategy for the Fight against Dementia in the Republic of Croatia in view of the increasing incidence of dementia and the needs of persons with dementia, in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization.

2. A Commission should be established to develop a National Strategy for the Fight against Dementia (composed of experts, representatives of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy, and representatives of non-governmental organisations).

Alzheimer Europe is delighted that the work of Alzheimer Croatia, health professionals and family carers of people with dementia has resulted in such a positive outcome. We look forward to seeing dementia prioritised as a public health matter in Croatia and to the development of a national strategy to improve the lives of people living with the condition.