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Limitations of the report


Before moving to the main body of the yearbook, it is important to acknowledge the limitations of this report. Considering some of the points above in relation to the approach, purpose and context of these national dementia strategies, attempting to present overarching themes which are truly representative and broadly applicable is difficult.

Furthermore, it is imperative to recognise that this yearbook is primarily concerned with the content of the dementia strategies. We are aware of examples of excellent work which have taken place (and/or are ongoing) within countries, that have not been included within their strategies for various reasons.

Therefore, where a country or strategy is listed as having no/little detail of any work or commitment under a certain section or subsection, it should not be inferred that this represents a lack of action, work or commitment in this area – it only reflects the lack of content within the strategy itself. Equally, the inclusion of commitments or action points within the strategy is not a guarantee or demonstrative that they have, or will be, implemented.

As such, whilst this yearbook provides a useful insight into the policy context as it currently stands in Europe (including the progress made since the 2012 yearbook and the 2014 Glasgow Declaration), the information within must be viewed with these caveats in mind.



Last Updated: Monday 29 April 2019


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    This report received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020). The content of the Yearbook represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility; it cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency or any other body of the European Union. The European Commission and the Agency do not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains
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