National Plan launched in Argentina

9 November 2016 - The government of Argentina launched the National Strategic Plan for a Healthy Brain, Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias. The plan was developed by the Department of Social Services (PAMI) and Ministry of Health with the support of ADI and Asociación de Lucha contra el Mal de Alzheimer (ALMA).

Argentina has an estimated 500,000 people with dementia and this number is projected to increase to 1.2 million by 2050. ALMA has for many years advocated for the plan, which has been approved following consultation with community groups and other stakeholders during 2016.

The plan details 5 key areas, including improving awareness, training for professionals, caregivers and family members, access to diagnosis and treatment, risk reduction and encouraging research of and on dementia.

ADI would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jacobo Mintzer, Executive Director of Clinical Research and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the Roper St. Francis Clinical Biotechnology Research Institute, for representing ADI at the official launch of the plan in Buenos Aires.

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