National Dementia Strategy 2014-2019

The main objective of the «National Dementia Strategy 2014-2019» is to support those affected by dementia and promote their quality of life while consistently taking their individual circumstances into account.

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The «National Dementia Strategy 2014-2019» defines four areas requiring priority action. They were ascertained on the basis of an expert opinion commissioned by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Swiss Conference of the Cantonal Ministers of Public Health (CMPH).

Implementation of the «National Dementia Strategy 2014-2019» must take into account the federal division of tasks between the different levels of government - Confederation, cantons and municipalities.

Most projects are initiated, specified and carried out as well as financed and staffed by the stakeholders involved.

Further information

Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia at the international level

Dementia, which includes Alzheimer's disease, affects an increasing number of people in the world every year. While Switzerland has a national dementia strategy, a large number of countries still do not consider this pandemic to be a priority.

Palliative Care Strategy

The National Strategy for Palliative Care was implemented by the federal government from 2010 to 2015. Measures were introduced in several areas, such as care delivery, education and awareness-raising.

Support for relatives providing care and nursing

Given the demographic development, the significance of relatives providing care for their ill family members will continue to increase in future. For that reason there are a number of measures to better support relatives.

National Strategy for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD strategy)

In Switzerland 2.2 million people suffer from noncommunicable diseases such as cancer. A healthy lifestyle would help prevent many of these conditions and reduce their consequences. This is where the NCD strategy and its partners come in.

Support programme «Interprofessionality in healthcare»

The support programme «Interprofessionality in healthcare» is intended to improve interprofessional cooperation in the healthcare system and thereby increase efficiency.

Last modification 30.08.2018

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