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WHO Guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE)

World Health Organization WHO, (2017)

he WHO Guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) propose evidence-based recommendations for health care professionals to prevent, slow or reverse declines in the physical and mental capacities of older people. These recommendations require countries to place the needs and preferences of older adults at the centre and to coordinate care. The ICOPE Guidelines will allow countries to improve the health and well-being of their older populations, and to move closer to the achievement of universal health coverage for all at all ages Brochure available in Russian, Arabic, Chinese, French; Japanese; Spanisch

Integrated care for older people (‎ICOPE)‎ implementation framework: guidance for systems and services

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

The ICOPE Implementation Framework provides a score card to help assess the overall capacity of health and social care services and systems to deliver integrated care in community settings and support the development of ICOPE implementation action plans. There are 19 actions needed to implement ICOPE on the services level (meso) and systems level (macro). The scoring process provides an evidence-based means of highlighting areas for improvement as well as establishing concrete measures of future improvements

The Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health

World Health Organization WHO, (2017)

Specifically the Strategy focuses on five strategic objectives: commitment to action on Healthy Ageing in every country; developing age-friendly environments; aligning health systems to the needs of older populations; developing sustainable and equitable systems for providing long-term care (home, communities, institutions); and improving measurement, monitoring and research on Healthy Ageing. Available in Englisch, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish

Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia: WHO guideline

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

The WHO Guidelines on risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia provide evidence-based recommendations on lifestyle behaviours and interventions to delay or prevent cognitive decline and dementia. These WHO Guidelines are an important tool for health care providers as well as governments, policy-makers and other stakeholders to strengthen their response to the dementia challenge. Executive Summary available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish at:

World Report on Ageing and Health

John Beard, Alana Officer, Andrew Cassels et al., Eds.: World Health Organization WHO, (2015)

Comprehensive public health action on population ageing is urgently needed. This will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself. The World report on ageing and health outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. Making these investments will have valuable social and economic returns, both in terms of health and wellbeing of older people and in enabling their on-going participation in society Executive summaries : Arabic; Chinese; English; French; German; Japanese; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish

From plan to impact - Progress towards targets of the Global action plan on dementia

Alzheimer's Disease International, (2018)

Progress towards targets of the Global action plan on dementia

Dementia - Toolkit for community workers in low- and middle-income countries

Mercado, S., Eds.: World Health Organization (Pacific Region), (2018)

Guide for community-based management and care of people with dementia Version 1.0 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division of NCD and Health through the Life-Course World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Towards a dementia plan: a WHO guide

Freel; S.; K. Seeher; N. Chowdhary, et al., Eds.: World Health Organization, (2018)

Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025

World Health Organization WHO, (2017)

Areas for action include: increasing prioritisation and awareness of dementia; reducing the risk of dementia; diagnosis, treatment and care; support for dementia carers; strengthening information systems for dementia; and research and innovation.

World Alzheimer Report 2019

Prince, M., and J. Jackson, Eds.: Alzheimer's Disease International, (2019)

Some of the key findings of the report include: Almost 80% of the general public are concerned about developing dementia at some point and 1 in 4 people think that there is nothing we can do to prevent dementia 35% of carers across the world said that they have hidden the diagnosis of dementia of a family member Over 50% of carers globally say their health has suffered as a result of their caring responsibilities even whilst expressing positive sentiments about their role Almost 62% of healthcare providers worldwide think that dementia is part of normal ageing 40% of the general public think doctors and nurses ignore people with dementia

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