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CD54/8, Rev. 1 Strategy and plan of action on dementias in older persons

Pan American Health Organization WHO Resources Neurological disorders including dementia WHO Regional Strategies and Action Plans 29 September 2015 Policy document

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This Strategy and Plan of Action proposes recommendations to the Member States aimed at strengthening the response capacity of the health system, with a multisectoral approach and a focus on human rights, gender equality, and equity.

Its actions are directed at achieving quality care for dementias, reducing risk factors associated with these conditions, preventing dependence, and providing long-term care that is community-based with multisectoral responsibility and civil society participation.

It also includes actions to provide care and protection to families and caregivers (formal,
informal, and non-remunerated).


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