Newsletter: Renewing priority for dementia: Where do we stand?
Renewing priority for dementia: Where do we stand?
17th December 2018
This policy brief reports that dementia has expanded for the past five years in OECD countries. An increasing number of people are affected by dementia, and countries are struggling to cope with the disease. To address this situation, the OECD provides policy makers three recommendations to improve the care of patients with dementia, mobilize stakeholders and improve the quality of life of patients.
As part of a possible collaboration with the OECD, the IHF would like to explore the consequences for regular acute healthcare services attending an increasing number of patients with complex comorbidities including severe dementia and could call on its members to identify practices implemented for detecting dementia, how is dementia identified by health service providers, assessment of several dementia severity levels, dementia rating scale use. The IHF would like to start with an initial assessment on dementia identification and treatment among our members to follow up with identifying and redesigning (best) approaches for patients with dementia as a comorbidity while treated for other pathologies in regular acute care settings.