Mental health

Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017 - 2025

Authors:
World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 52
Publication date: 2017
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-92-4-151348-7

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Overview

The Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025 aims to improve the lives of people with dementia, their carers and families, while decreasing the impact of dementia on communities and countries. It provides a set of actions to realize the vision of a world in which dementia is prevented and people with dementia and their carers receive the care and support they need to live a life with meaning and dignity.

Areas for action include: increasing prioritisation and awareness of dementia; reducing the risk of dementia; diagnosis, treatment and care; support for dementia carers; strengthening information systems for dementia; and research and innovation.