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2018: Comparsion of National Dementia Strategies


  • —Owen Miller, Alzheimer Europe, Luxembourg
  • —Jean Georges, Alzheimer Europe, Luxembourg
  • —Christophe Bintener, Alzheimer Europe, Luxembourg
  • —Grazia Tomasini, Alzheimer Europe, Luxembourg

We would like to thank colleagues from national Alzheimer Associations for their contributions to the Yearbook, both advising on the status of position of certain areas, as well as providing feedback on a draft of the Yearbook: 

  • —Alzheimer Liga Vlaanderen, Belgium (Flanders)
  • —Flanders Centre of Expertise on Dementia, Belgium
  • Cyprus Alzheimer’s Association, Cyprus
  • —Czech Alzheimer Society, Czech Republic
  • —Alzheimer Society of Finland, Finland
  • —Alzheimer Uniti Roma Onlus, Italy
  • —Association Luxembourg Alzheimer, Luxembourg
  • —Alzheimer Nederland, Netherlands
  • —Alzheimer Portugal, Portugal
  • —Alzheimer Sverige, Sweden

We are also grateful to members of the European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD) for their contributions:

  • —Idalina Aguiar, Portugal
  • —Tomaž Gržinič, Slovenia
  • —Helen Rochford-Brennan, Ireland
  • —Chris Roberts, UK (Wales)


We would also like to thank the Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) for providing a contribution in relation to the Scottish National Dementia Strategy.

We are also grateful to the supporters of members of the EWGPWD both for their contributions and for supporting members to contribute:

  • —Nélida Aguiar, Portugal
  • —Carmel Geoghan, Ireland
  • —Alenka Virant, Slovenia



1.          Alzheimer Europe, 2012, Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2012: National Dementia Strategies (diagnosis, treatment and research).

2.          Alzheimer Europe, 2014, Glasgow Declaration. Accessed on 1 October 2018. Available at: Glasgow-Declaration-2014

3.          Deltaplan Dementia (Netherlands), 2013, Netherlands Deltaplan for Dementia.

4.          Department for Health (England), 2015, Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020.

5.          Department for Health (Ireland), 2014, The Irish National Dementia Strategy.

6.          Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, 2011, Improving Dementia Services in Northern: A Regional Strategy.

7.          Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) – Council of the European Union, 2015, Draft Council conclusions on personalised medicine for patients.

8.          European Parliament, 2015, Written declaration 0057/2015 on Alzheimer’s disease, Accessed on: 1 October 2018. Available at:

http:// do?type=WDECL&reference=P8-DCL-2015- 0057&format=PDF&language=EN

9.           European Parliament, 2016, Written declaration 0027/2016 on the prioritisation of a European Dementia Strategy. Accessed on 1 October 2018. Available at: DCL-2016-0027+0+DOC+PDF+V0// EN&language=EN

10.       European Union, 2017, European Pillar of Social Rights.

11.       Federal Office of Public Health (Switzerland), 2016, National Dementia Strategy 2014–2019: Results 2014–2016 and priorities 2017–2019.

12.       Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth & Federal Ministry for Health (Germany), 2014, Alliance for people with dementia: The fields of action.

13.       Federal Ministry of Labour (Austria), Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection, 2016, The Austrian Dementia Strategy: Living Well with Dementia.

14.       Ministry of Family and Integration & Ministry of Health (Luxembourg), 2013, National Dementia Action Plan.

15.       Ministry of Health (Cyprus), 2010, Cyprus National Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease.

16.       Ministry of Health (Czech Republic), 2016, National Action Plan for Alzheimer’s disease and similar diseases.

17.       Ministry of Health (Denmark), 2017, A safe and dignified life with dementia: National Action Plan on dementia 2025.

18.       Ministry of Health (Greece), 2015, National Action Plan for Dementia – Alzheimer’s Disease.

19.       Ministry of Health (Israel), 2013, Addressing Alzheimer’s and other Types of Dementia: Israeli National Strategy.

20.       Ministry of Health (Italy), 2014, National Dementia Plan.

21.       Ministry of Health (Portugal), 2018, Health Strategy for Dementia.

22.       Ministry of Health (Slovenia), 2016, Dementia Management Strategy in Slovenia until 2020.

23.       Ministry of Health and Care Services (Norway), 2016, Dementia Plan 2020: A More Dementia-friendly Society.

24.       Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, 2016, Strategy for Neurodegenerative Disease in the National Health System.

25.       Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, 2013, National Memory Programme 2012–2020: Creating a “memory friendly” Finland.

26.       Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and the Rights of Women, 2014, Neurodegenerative Illnesses Plan 2014–2019.

27.       Ministry for Welfare (Flanders), Public Health and Family, 2016, Continuing to build a dementia-friendly Flanders together: Updated Dementia Plan.

28.       Parliamentary Secretariat for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing, 2015, Empowering Change: A National Strategy for Dementia in the Maltese Islands 2015–2023.

29.       Scottish Government, 2017, Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy 2017–2020.

30.       Welsh Government, 2018, Dementia Action Plan for Wales 2018–2022.

31.       Woods, B., Arosio, F., Diaz, A., Gove, D., Holmerová, I., Kinnaird, L., Mátlová, M., Okkonen, E., Possenti, M., Roberts, J. and Salmi, A., 2018. Timely diagnosis of dementia? Family carers’ experiences in 5 European countries. International journal of geriatric psychiatry.

32.        World Health Organisation, 2017, Global Action Plan on the Public Health Response to Dementia 2017 – 2025.



Last Updated: Monday 29 April 2019

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