On Monday, 29 May, Alzheimer's Disease International released news that the Global Plan of Action on the Public Health Response to Dementia 2017-2025 had been adopted by the World Health Organisation, along with 194 countries, calling on "governments to meet targets for the advancement of dementia awareness, risk reduction, diagnosis, care and treatment, support for care partners and research".
According to Alzheimer's Disease International, "the plan opens a new era in understanding, care and treatment... The plan acknowledges that dementia is not a normal part of ageing and that those affected should be helped to live as well as possible".
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