Jane Parry and Cui Weiyuan report on how dementia is just starting to receive the attention it deserves in Asia.
They mention a WHO initiative which is designed to encourage countries to give mental health problems greater recognition. The mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP), launched in October 2010, is for use by health-care workers in the management of mental disorders, including dementia. Simple protocols and flowcharts are reported to provide guidance on diagnosis and the psychosocial interventions available (including those for caregivers).
Parry, J. [and] Weiyuan, C. (2011). Looming dementia epidemic in Asia. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2011, Vol.89(3), pp.166-7.