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08 Apr 2022

The Ministry of Education and the Professional Councils demands that undergraduate training of speech language therapy, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy include ‘health and care for older people’ and neurological illnesses; however, it is not clear whether dementia is a topic included in such guidance (Ministry of Education, 2001b). Again, specialised continued training and updating is available via in isolated options (e.g., one day courses), via postgraduate programmes, society-led initiatives, and through service improvement actions.


Ministry of Education. (2001b). Diretrizes nacionais curriculares dos cursos de graduação em fisioterapia, fonoaudiologia e terapia ocupacional. http://portal.mec.gov.br/cne/arquivos/pdf/pces1210_01.pdf