DESK REVIEWS | 04.08.02. Is there evidence of ongoing developments that indicate a change in policy or financing for dementia in the future?

DESK REVIEW | 04.08.02. Is there evidence of ongoing developments that indicate a change in policy or financing for dementia in the future?

The priority mentioned above can be an indicator of more attention given to dementia. Another evidence was the approval of the dementia plan by the Senate House, although it still needs to be approved by the Chamber of Deputies and, later on, to be implemented.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is running a regional project on Developing Innovative Community-Based Long-Term Care Systems and Services, which includes Indonesia. The project is running from 2016-2020 (ADB, 2020; Kementrian PPN/BAPPENAS & ADB, 2018). This might lead to a change in policy particularly regarding long-term care in the next few years.

References:

ADB. (2020). Regional: Developing Innovative Community-Based Long-Term Care Systems and Services. https://www.adb.org/projects/53370-001/main

Kementrian PPN/BAPPENAS, & ADB. (2018). Workshop on Development of the National Strategic Plan for Long-term Care. Workshop on Development of the National Strategic Plan for Long-Term Care.

The current discussions on training and capacity building existing community providers through STRiDE and training manual will result in health systems strengthening at the county level. The use of existing personnel will result in sustainability of the activities and since dementia will be covered as part of the other modules in the training manual, part of dementia financing is expected to be incorporated within these programmes. The delay may occur in uptake of the manual or limited finances to train community provides.

Not specifically, but it is hoped that it will be included in the Specific Action Program: Aging Care 2019-2024. This will create a directive for the need to generate specific actions and financing.