Please specify which area of dementia is covered | Mexico Please specify which area of dementia is covered | Mexico

12 Jul 2022

The National Ageing Program of Attention 2013-2018 developed by the CENAPRECE predominantly focused on the screening of alterations of memory problems with the application of the Mini-mental (Folstein et al., 1975). The indicator of compliance was the coverage of mental health in the detection of alterations of memory (numerator: total number of detections carried out through the Mini-mental / denominator: population of 60 years and more) by 100. The information was planned to be captured by the National Health Information System (Sistema Nacional de Información en Salud) at the Ministry of Health. However, no official estimates for this indicator have been reported so far.


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