DESK REVIEWS | Please specify which area of dementia is covered

DESK REVIEW | Please specify which area of dementia is covered

The above mentioned national policies indirectly cover dementia in these areas: risk factors prevention, diagnosis, and treatment (Brazilian Ministry of Health, 2018e).


Brazilian Ministry of Health. (2018e). Orientações Técnicas para a Implementação de Linha de Cuidado para Atenção integral à Saúde da Pessoa Idosa no Sistema Único de Saúde—SUS. Ministério da Saúde do Brasil.

In the Prolanis programme, dementia is not specifically mentioned. However, it addresses the risk reduction aspect (by managing diabetes and hypertension) (BPJS Kesehatan, 2014).


BPJS Kesehatan. (2014). Panduan Praktis PROLANIS (Program Pengelolaan Penyakit Kronis)/PROLANIS Guideline. In BPJS Kesehatan.

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.


Folstein, M. F., Folstein, S. E., & McHugh, P. R. (1975). “Mini-mental state”. A practical method for grading the cognitive state of patients for the clinician. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 12(3), 189–198.