DESK REVIEWS | 07.02.01.06. Is there a mechanism to co-ordinate care, treatment, and support for people with dementia such as a care manager or dementia advisor, across health and long-term care?

DESK REVIEW | 07.02.01.06. Is there a mechanism to co-ordinate care, treatment, and support for people with dementia such as a care manager or dementia advisor, across health and long-term care?

There is not yet a regulation or mechanism from the government for this. We have learnt informally that ALZI is testing a new program called ‘Care Navigator’ which provides online support to family carers by referring them to relevant services, connecting them to experts who can help them address problems they are facing at home, such as behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), combined with education sessions on dementia care skills.

See information systems for dementia – Part 6. Mental disorders are often reported as aggregate data rather than individual conditions (Kiarie et al., 2019), making it difficult to monitor conditions such as dementia.

References:

Kiarie, H., Gatheca, G., Ngicho, C., & Wangi, E. (2019). Lifestyle Diseases: An Increasing Cause of Health Loss. Nairobi, Kenya. https://www.health.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Revised-Non-Communicable-Disease-Policy-Brief.pdf

No mechanisms alike are available.