Dementia Epidemic Looms for Asia (World Health Organization)

Abstract

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).

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Reference

Parry, J. [and] Weiyuan, C. (2011).  Looming dementia epidemic in Asia. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2011, Vol.89(3), pp.166-7.

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Reference

Kim, YJ. Han, JW. So, YS. [et al] (2014). Prevalence and trends of dementia in Korea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Korean Medical Science. July 2014; 29(7): 903-912. Review.

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