Despite the scale of the spread and economic impact of dementia on families, caregivers and the community as a whole, the disease of dementia is either not discussed at all or is not a priority in low-economic countries. The purpose of this study is to attract attention of policy and decision makers to dementia problems in Ukraine to facilitate developing systems of health care and social care for people living with dementia and their caregivers. It is one of the first attempts to look at the problem of dementia in Ukraine from the public administration point of view in different aspects and directions, as well as an attempt to initiate a professional discussion with policy and decision makers on issues of developing and implementing a strategy for people living with dementia and their families. Since Ukraine is not yet on the list of the countries which joined the global program of counteracting dementia and this problem is not relevant to Ukraine , we tried to make a short comparative analysis of Ukraine with countries for which dementia is one of the national priorities (France, the Netherlands, the USA, the UK, Norway and Australia). Read more
mental health, health policy, disease prevention, organisation of health care, health statistics

H75, H51