DESK REVIEWS | 04.03.01. Do the plans and/or policies outlined above include/follow/ensure they are in line with:

DESK REVIEW | 04.03.01. Do the plans and/or policies outlined above include/follow/ensure they are in line with:

There is no national policy or plan for dementia in India. As a result, this section will include several policies and programmes that are relevant to persons with dementia.

Yes, particularly action step 2: ‘Advocacy of human rights for people with dementia and their caregivers’ (Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia, 2015a, p.5).

References:

Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia. (2015a). Ministry of Health Regulation No. 67/2015 on Geriatric Services in Public Health Center (Permenkes No. 67/2015 Tentang Penyelenggaraan Pelayanan Kesehatan Lanjut Usia Di Pusat Kesehatan Masyarakat). Kementrian Kesehatan Indonesia, 1–140.

The Alzheimer’s and other dementias Action Plan (Gutiérrez-Robledo & Arrieta-Cruz, 2014) is in line with a human rights-based approach.

References:

Gutiérrez-Robledo, L., & Arrieta-Cruz, I. (2014). Plan de Acción Alzheimer y otras demencias, México 2014. http://diariote.mx/docs/plan_alzheimer_WEB.pdf

Yes, this plan emphasised equity of diagnostic and care services through equal improvement in knowledge of all healthcare workers and non-health workers through education and trainings in all levels of care with emphasis on primary care (Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia, 2015a).

References:

Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia. (2015a). Ministry of Health Regulation No. 67/2015 on Geriatric Services in Public Health Center (Permenkes No. 67/2015 Tentang Penyelenggaraan Pelayanan Kesehatan Lanjut Usia Di Pusat Kesehatan Masyarakat). Kementrian Kesehatan Indonesia, 1–140.

Yes, the plan emphasises community empowerment and intergenerational approach for dementia care coordination (Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia, 2015a).

References:

Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia. (2015a). Ministry of Health Regulation No. 67/2015 on Geriatric Services in Public Health Center (Permenkes No. 67/2015 Tentang Penyelenggaraan Pelayanan Kesehatan Lanjut Usia Di Pusat Kesehatan Masyarakat). Kementrian Kesehatan Indonesia, 1–140.

Yes, chapter 5 of the dementia national strategy document is dedicated on discussing intersectoral stakeholders relevant to the policy.

The Alzheimer’s and other dementias Action Plan (Gutiérrez-Robledo & Arrieta-Cruz, 2014) includes multisectoral collaboration and it considers the participation of public health agencies, civil society, and industry.

References:

Gutiérrez-Robledo, L., & Arrieta-Cruz, I. (2014). Plan de Acción Alzheimer y otras demencias, México 2014. http://diariote.mx/docs/plan_alzheimer_WEB.pdf

Yes.

It is also important to say that the health policies on ageing in Brazil so far have prioritized a longitudinal approach, not focusing on specific diseases but on people’s functionality.

Although it does not mention universal health coverage, it does describe the need to improve access to quality services, with timely diagnosis and treatment, as well as long-term care in the later stages of the disease.

References:

Gutiérrez-Robledo, L., & Arrieta-Cruz, I. (2014). Plan de Acción Alzheimer y otras demencias, México 2014. http://diariote.mx/docs/plan_alzheimer_WEB.pdf