On 24 May 2018, the Swedish Government launched a national dementia strategy, focused on improving the quality of dementia care in the country.

This followed on the from 12 September 2017 at the opening of the Swedish Parliament Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, announced a dementia strategy for Sweden in his opening address.

Outline of strategy

The strategy references the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Action Plan on Dementia (2017-2025), which had been launched the year prior to Swedish strategy.

The strategy identifies seven key strategic areas in which the Government wants to secure improvements:

• Collaboration between health and social care
• Staffing
• Knowledge and skills
• Monitoring and evaluation
• Family and friends
• Society
• Digital and assistive technologies.

Further information

Further information information on dementia policy in Sweden can be found at: https://www.regeringen.se/sokresultat/?query=demens

The Swedish Dementia Strategy (in Swedish) can be downloaded below.