Bulgaria does not currently have a national dementia strategy.
In 2014, the Bulgarian Government had been reviewing a draft of a proposed National Strategy for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The text had been submitted to the Council of Ministers in January 2014, having been drafted by a dedicated Working Group headed by Dr Latchezar Traikov, Professor of Medicine at the University of Sofia, which had included Alzheimer Bulgaria.
The draft National Dementia Strategy is based on six fundamental objectives:
- Improve and increase diagnosis of early and very early dementia.
- Establish a network of diagnostic centres, memory centres and day centres.
- Establish and maintain an information system and network for people with dementia and their families.
- Establish a network of care homes for temporary and permanent accommodation of people with dementia.
- Update all legislation relating to diagnosis, treatment and care of people with dementia and establish quality standards for services offered to them.
- Support scientific and clinical dementia research.
However, since this text was submitted, the Government has not published a national dementia strategy
Further information can be obtained by contacting Alzheimer Bulgaria: https://alzheimer-bg.org