DESK REVIEWS | 07.02.02.06. Has the association been involved in any policy development related to dementia?

DESK REVIEW | 07.02.02.06. Has the association been involved in any policy development related to dementia?

No. However, FEBRAZ and local associations are now being involved in the dementia policy development as part of STRiDE activities.

ARDSI developed the Dementia India Report in 2010 (ARDSI, 2010), the Dementia India Strategy report in 2018 (ARDSI, 2018), and Dementia in India Report in 2020 (Kumar CST et al, 2019). The 2018 Dementia India Strategy Report was submitted to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) (ARDSI, 2018).

References:

Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India. (2010). THE DEMENTIA INDIA REPORT 2010: Prevalence, impact, cost and services for dementia. New Delhi. Available from: https://ardsi.org/pdf/annual%20report.pdf

Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India. (2018). Dementia India Strategy Report.  Alzheimer Disease International. Available from https://ardsi.org/pdf/Dementia%20India%20Strategy%20Report%202018.pdf

Kumar CTS, Shaji KS, Varghese M, Nair MKC (Eds) Dementia in India 2020. Cochin: Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI), Cochin Chapter, 2019. Available from: https://dementiacarenotes.in/dcnfiles/Dementia-in-India-2020.pdf

The organisation has worked closely with the government on accelerating the launch of the National Dementia Policy in 2016. It has also been involved in the development of a national guideline on dementia diagnosis and management in the primary care which is currently being drafted by the Ministry of Health since 2016.

Through the STRiDE project, ADOK contributed to the National Dementia Plan (currently under development) by the Ministry of Health, Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation, and ADOK (London School of Economics (LSE), 2018; C. Musyimi et al., 2019).

References:

London School of Economics (LSE). (2018). Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries (STRiDE). https://www.lse.ac.uk/cpec/research/projects/dementia/stride

Musyimi, C., Mutunga, E., & Ndetei, D. (2019). Stigma and dementia care in Kenya: Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries (STRiDE) Project. In World Alzheimer Report 2019: Attitudes to dementia (pp. 121–122). London, UK: Alzheimer’s Disease International. https://www.alzint.org/u/WorldAlzheimerReport2019.pdf

Yes. FEDMA was involved in the process of development and publication of the National Alzheimer Plan.