Public Health
Perspective on
Dementia:
World Health Organization
Global Impact, Global Solutions
CARE TODAY, CURE TOMORROW!
Reducing
the
Burden of
Dementia
Prevention
Treatment
Care and
Services
Research
Agenda
Knowledge
Transfer
WHO's Support to...
Commitment 2 : Expand dementia
research funding
• Norms and standards and mapping of dementia
research funding: with OECD
...
Commitment 4 : Develop a coordinated
international research action plan
• Developing Dementia Research Priorities and
Sett...
Health and
Social Care
System
Country
Policy and
Planning
Epidemiology
Advocacy and
Awareness
Caregiver
SupportEconomic
Im...
Commitment 10 : Support improvements in
care and services
Dementia risk reduction
programme focusing on
healthy lifestyle
...
Commitment 10 : Support improvements
in care and services
Dementia drugs and treatment: Creating demand
and improving acce...
Commitment 10 : Support
improvements in care and services
Information and
Communication Technology
for Dementia caregivers...
Global Dementia Observatory
Commitment 3: Improve information sharing and open access
• Observatory will provide
data and ...
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Global Dementia Legacy Event: Dr Shekhar Saxena

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Dr Shekhar Saxena, Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at World Health Organization (WHO) & Technical Advisor to the World Dementia Council

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Global Dementia Legacy Event: Dr Shekhar Saxena

  1. 1. Public Health Perspective on Dementia: World Health Organization
  2. 2. Global Impact, Global Solutions
  3. 3. CARE TODAY, CURE TOMORROW!
  4. 4. Reducing the Burden of Dementia Prevention Treatment Care and Services Research Agenda Knowledge Transfer WHO's Support to Global Action Against Dementia
  5. 5. Commitment 2 : Expand dementia research funding • Norms and standards and mapping of dementia research funding: with OECD – Diverse systems and nomenclature being used by different agencies – Comprehensive and accurate information on R&D resource flows will enable comparison and benchmarking – Will enable strategic investments, improved coordination and reduced duplication • Create an innovative system to translate and map the diverse research classification systems into a common standard
  6. 6. Commitment 4 : Develop a coordinated international research action plan • Developing Dementia Research Priorities and Setting the Agenda • Core role of WHO in shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge • Research prioritization important for – maximizing disease burden reduction in equitable and cost- effective way – improved health system efficiency and intervention delivery – discovery and development of new interventions – education regarding controllable risks
  7. 7. Health and Social Care System Country Policy and Planning Epidemiology Advocacy and Awareness Caregiver SupportEconomic Impact Tools Commitment 3: Improve information sharing and open access
  8. 8. Commitment 10 : Support improvements in care and services Dementia risk reduction programme focusing on healthy lifestyle – Healthy diet – Reducing hypertension – Lowering cholesterol – Reducing smoking – Promoting physical activity – Promoting cognitive stimulation • Use of mHealth WHO's programme for prevention of NCDs
  9. 9. Commitment 10 : Support improvements in care and services Dementia drugs and treatment: Creating demand and improving access and equity • Important role of WHO in the area of medicines Regulatory Support – Development of norms, standards and guidelines – Open access innovation – Provision of guidance and support to national regulatory authorities to implement global guidelines
  10. 10. Commitment 10 : Support improvements in care and services Information and Communication Technology for Dementia caregivers: iSupport • Most care for people with dementia is provided by family caregivers • Dementia is overwhelming for the caregivers – physically, emotionally and economically • Support is required from the health, social, financial and legal systems
  11. 11. Global Dementia Observatory Commitment 3: Improve information sharing and open access • Observatory will provide data and analyses highlights on dementia burden and response – Global epidemiological trends – Policy formulation and adoption – Country implementation through health and social care system – Partnerships

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