Temat demencji podczas szczytu G20 w Osace

G20 w deklaracji ze szczytu 29 czerwca wyróżniło demencję jako jeden z globalnych priorytetów zdrowotnych, polegający na kompleksowym wdrażaniu polityki walki z demencją, promowaniu zmniejszania ryzyka choroby, trwałym zapewnianiu opieki długoterminowej, mającej na celu poprawę jakości życia osób z demencją i ich opiekunów.

As you may have seen on the news and in social media, we were very pleased that the G20 singled out dementia as one of its global health priorities in the summit declaration on 29 June! We at ADI have worked so hard for this to happen and it will give us a strong launchpad from which to ask governments to take action to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families.
We also worked with our partners on the larger issue of NCDs and Healthy Ageing and it is wonderful to these included as well.

The key extract from the declaration reads: “We will promote healthy and active ageing through policy measures to address health promotion, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and through people-centered, multi-sectoral, community-based integrated health and long-term care over the life course in accordance with national context including demographic trends. We will implement comprehensive set of policies to address dementia, including promoting risk reduction and sustainable provision of long-term care as well as inclusive societies aiming to improve quality of lives of people with dementia and caregivers.”…

The next step will be to formulate a strategy for a follow up meeting of G20 Ministers of Health scheduled for October in Okayama. This will be our opportunity to maximise the benefit of inclusion in the declaration and to ensure that G20 countries take a significant leadership role in ensuring that we work towards global and national solutions to dementia.

Paola Barbarino
CEO, Alzheimer’s Disease International

Polskie Stowarzyszenie Pomocy Osobom z Chorobą Alzheimera Aktualności