Countrywide strategic plans on Alzheimers disease: Developing the framework for the international battle against Alzheimers disease
Jason H. Karlawish,
Lisa J. Bain
Ara S. Khachaturian
Alzheimer`s & Dementia,
2011, 7(6), 615-621. DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2011.09.226
As the worlds population ages, countries must prepare for the significant impact Alzheimers disease will have on their health systems, their economies, and their citizens. In anticipation of major global demographic changes, many countries in the G-20 since 2000 have begun to develop and enact plans to address Alzheimes disease as a national priority. However, even with nearly half of these participating countries having plans in place, there has been little research done to quantify the value of enacting a countrywide plan on this disease. In this review, we summarize recent national plans (from the year 2000 and beyond) and any results stemming from their respective recommendations and activities.