DESK REVIEWS | 04.01.03. In which branch is dementia primarily included: health, ageing, social services, mental health, NCDs?

DESK REVIEW | 04.01.03. In which branch is dementia primarily included: health, ageing, social services, mental health, NCDs?

Ageing and Mental health.

There are a number of programmes within the branches of social welfare, ageing, mental health and non-communicable disease management that are relevant for persons with dementia.

Dementia falls under the responsibility of two directorates in the Ministry of Health: The Directorate of Mental Health and the Directorate of Family Health.

Department of Mental Health – see part 4.01.02.

There are no specific programmes for dementia. Within health system institutions, AD and dementia are seen mostly as mental health issues and, therefore, would be seen within these departments or services.