The Italian fund for Alzheimer’s and other dementias: strategies and objectives to face the dementia challenge

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The Italian Fund for Alzheimer’s and other dementias was approved and signed in December 2021. The Fund is financed with 15 million euros in three years. The main goal is to provide new strategies in the field of dementia with a Public Health perspective. The Fund includes eight main activities that will be monitored and supervised by the Italian National Institute of Health: 1) development of a guideline for the assessment, management and support for people with dementia and their families/carers; 2) updating of the Dementia National Plan (DNP); 3) implementation of the documents of the DNP; 4) conducting surveys dedicated to the Italian Dementia Services; 5) promotion of dementia prevention strategies; 6) training strategies for healthcare professionals, families and caregivers; 7) creation of a National Electronic Record for Dementia; 8) evaluation and monitoring of activities promoted by Regions and Autonomous Provinces in the field of
dementia, together with the dementia National Permanent Table. These activities are outlined in detail in the present paper.

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Antonio Ancidoni

Francesco Sciancalepore

Ilaria Bacigalupo

Guido Bellomo

Marco Canevelli

Eleonora Lacorte

Flavia L. Lombardo

Patrizia Lorenzini

Ilaria Palazzesi

Paola Piscopo

Emanuela Salvi

Caterina B.N.A Bianchi

Fiammetta Landoni

Liliana La Sala

Teresa Di Fiandra

Nicola Vanacore

Permanent Table of the National dementia plan Study Group

Istituto Superiore di Sanità FONDEM Study Group

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Ancidoni, A., Sciancalepore, F. ., Bacigalupo, I. ., Bellomo, G., Canevelli, M., Lacorte, E., Lombardo, F. L., Lorenzini, P., Palazzesi, I., Piscopo, P. ., Salvi, E., Bianchi, C. B., Landoni, F. ., La Sala, L., Di Fiandra, T., Vanacore, N., Permanent Table of the National dementia plan Study Group, & Istituto Superiore di Sanità FONDEM Study Group. (2022). The Italian fund for Alzheimer’s and other dementias: strategies and objectives to face the dementia challenge. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 58(3), 192-196. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/1512
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