On 6 July 2023, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia approved the new Strategy for Dementia Management in Slovenia until 2030. This is a significant step and achievement for people with dementia and their carers and it is also an important development for tackling dementia in Slovenia as a whole. The adoption of this new strategy means the implementation of the goals it sets out can begin. Spominčica (Alzheimer Slovenia) was the initiator of the country’s first ever national dementia strategy, which they started working on in 2010. That strategy expired in 2020. Spominčica has been a very active member of the working group for the preparation of this second strategy, which will run until 2030.
The working group began preparing the new strategy back in 2019, not long after which the COVID-19 pandemic struck, leading to a long delay in the proceedings to prepare and adopt the new document. At the launch of the strategy, on 6 July 2023, Tadej Ostrc (pictured) State Secretary at the Ministry of Health, highlighted that the main goals of the document focus on long-term care for people with dementia and, above all, on support for families and carers in their local areas and home environments.