Mental health

Meeting on the implementation of the global action plan on the public health response to dementia

Authors:
World Health Organizaton

Publication details

Number of pages: 22
Publication date: 2018
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/MSD/MER/18-2

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Overview

This document presents the report of the meeting on the implementation of the global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025 convened by WHO on 11-12 December 2017.

WHO convened this meeting with policymakers, academic researchers, civil society as well as people with dementia and their carers to discuss mechanisms to strengthen countries’ capacity to work towards achieving global targets in line with the global dementia action plan. The purpose of this meeting was also to present the Global Dementia Observatory (GDO) , an interactive web-based data and knowledge exchange platform.

The meeting report highlights key topics and themes discussed during the two-day meeting, including information systems for dementia; national dementia plans; dementia awareness, friendliness and risk reduction; dementia diagnosis, treatment, care and carer support; and dementia research and innovation.