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#WhatsYourPlan

To date, only 37 of 194 countries that signed up to implement the WHO Global action plan on dementia have created and funded national dementia plans. Our new campaign aims to galvanise and encourage more governments to develop national dementia plans following their 2017 commitment.

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Young onset dementia and post-diagnostic support

In this blog from Samantha Loi of the Australian Young Onset Dementia Special Interest Group (YOD-SIG), Samantha examines the complexities experienced by people living with young onset dementia when accessing post-diagnostic care, support and treatment.

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Bringing the best to life at Summerset

In this blog from Orquidea Tamayo Mortera of Summerset, one of New Zealand’s leading independent retirement village operators, Orquidea writes about how Summerset is responding and rising to the evolving challenges of care for people living with dementia through innovative ways.

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Providing optimal dementia support to Indigenous people in North America

In this exercept from the essay 'Providing optimal dementia support to Indigenous people in North America', from the World Alzheimer Report 2022, Jordan P Lewis (Aleut) and Kristen M Jacklin write about the need for culturally tailored dementia care in Indigenous communities in North America.

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The impact of caregiving in LGBTQ+ communities

In this exercept from the essay 'The impact of caregiving in LGBTQ+ communities', from the World Alzheimer Report 2022, Julien Rougerie outlines the challenges of caregiving faced by the LGBTQ+ community.

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Living to the best of one’s ability

In this exercept from the essay 'Living to the best of one's ability', from the World Alzheimer Report 2022, Keith Oliver shares how the support of others has helped him to navigate life since his diagnosis 11 years ago.

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How COVID-19 changed caring for my father

In this blog, Shamayne Leelawati shares how her caring journey for her father changed after COVID-19 and how it inspired her to change the narrative around post-diagnostic care.

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Addressing stigma towards dementia in Kenya

As a part of the STRiDE project, the STRiDE Kenya team recently developed an anti-stigma toolkit and 'train the trainers' manual which aims to change the public perception around dementia in Kenya.

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