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Dementia: international comparisons

By Martin Knapp, Adelina Comas-Herrera, Ami Somani and Sube Banerjee


Taking England as the reference, and looking at a number of other high-income countries, comparisons have been made in relation to: demography; attitudes towards dementia; approaches to diagnosis of dementia; funding arrangements and availability; range and balance of services (including long-term care and nursing home provision), interventions and therapies; role of informal care givers; role of voluntary sector and government services; programmes/services in place especially for older people

Topics: R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Year: 2007
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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