DESK REVIEWS | 04.04.01.05. Support for dementia carers and families

DESK REVIEW | 04.04.01.05. Support for dementia carers and families

The Law Project 4364/2020, states support for family carers. However, there is no detailed information on how this would be done. Currently, there are no areas for action in this category. This is left to the families themselves and to the primary care units.

Support for carers is outlined under both, the second action step, indicated by the description of a support group for caregivers and the fourth action step, indicated through a guideline and training for caregivers (Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia, 2015b).

References:

Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia. (2015b). National Strategy: Management of Alzheimer and Other Dementia Diseases: Towards Healthy and Productive Older Persons. Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia.

It emphasises that the recognition and support to professional and family caregivers is vital to maintain quality care of patients.