Challenges in implementation of public policies in aging and dementia in Peru

PLOS global public health

PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023 Sep 7;3(9):e0002345. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0002345. eCollection 2023.

Due to population aging and health transitions, people with dementia in Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC) are expected to increase from 7.8 million in 2013 to over 27 million by 2050. Fragmented healthcare systems in the LAC region make it challenging to provide adequate dementia care. However, implementing preventive interventions to reduce the burden of dementia can help strengthen services for aging populations. It is crucial to establish public policies that allocate governmental resources to implement these strategies.

PMID:37676846 | PMC:PMC10484423 | DOI:10.1371/journal.pgph.0002345