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Dementia and COVID-19 in Chile, New Zealand and Germany: A Research Agenda for Cross-Country Learning for Resilience in Health Care Systems

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Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e.V. (DZNE) site Witten, 58453 Witten, Germany
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Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health, University of Witten/Herdecke, 58453 Witten, Germany
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Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Universidad de Chile, Santiago 8380453, Chile
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Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, University Hospital Bonn (UKB), 53127 Bonn, Germany
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Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
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Millennium Institute for Research in Depression and Personality, Faculty of Nursing, Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago 7550196, Chile
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School of Health Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
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James Henare Māori Research Centre, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
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Department of Geography, University of Bonn, 53115 Bonn, Germany
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Geroscience Center for Brain Health and Metabolism (GERO), Santiago 7500922, Chile
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Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory (LANNEC), Physiopathology Department—Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBM), Neuroscience and East Neuroscience Departments, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago 7500922, Chile
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Memory and Neuropsychiatric Clinic (CMYN), Neurology Department, Hospital del Salvador and Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago 7500922, Chile
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Departamento de Neurologia, Clínica Alemana-Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago 7650568, Chile
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Academic Editors: Jacqueline Broerse, Evelien de Hoop and Tjerk Jan Schuitmaker
Sustainability 2021, 13(18), 10247; https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810247
Received: 15 May 2021 / Revised: 8 September 2021 / Accepted: 9 September 2021 / Published: 14 September 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed existing gaps in policies, systems and services, stressing the need for concerted global action on healthy aging. Similar to the COVID-19 pandemic, dementia is a challenge for health systems on a global scale. Our hypothesis is that translational potential lies in cross-country learning by involving three high-income countries with distinct geo-political-cultural-social systems in Latin America (Chile), the South Pacific (New Zealand) and Europe (Germany). Our vision is that such cross-country learning will lead to providing adequate, equitable and sustainable care and support for families living with dementia during a pandemic and beyond. We are proposing a vision for research that takes a multi-disciplinary, strength-based approach at the intersection of health care research, disaster research, global health research and dementia research. We present some insights in support of our hypothesis and proposed research agenda. We anticipate that this research has the potential to contribute towards strengthening and transforming health care systems in times of crises and beyond. View Full-Text
Keywords: dementia; COVID-19 pandemic; Chile; New Zealand; Germany; resilience; sustainable health care systems; disaster research; strength-based; community setting dementia; COVID-19 pandemic; Chile; New Zealand; Germany; resilience; sustainable health care systems; disaster research; strength-based; community setting
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Laporte Uribe, F.; Arteaga, O.; Bruchhausen, W.; Cheung, G.; Cullum, S.; Fuentes-García, A.; Miranda Castillo, C.; Kerse, N.; Kirk, R.; Muru-Lanning, M.; Salinas Ríos, R.A.; Schrott, L.; Slachevsky, A.; Roes, M. Dementia and COVID-19 in Chile, New Zealand and Germany: A Research Agenda for Cross-Country Learning for Resilience in Health Care Systems. Sustainability 2021, 13, 10247. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810247

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Laporte Uribe F, Arteaga O, Bruchhausen W, Cheung G, Cullum S, Fuentes-García A, Miranda Castillo C, Kerse N, Kirk R, Muru-Lanning M, Salinas Ríos RA, Schrott L, Slachevsky A, Roes M. Dementia and COVID-19 in Chile, New Zealand and Germany: A Research Agenda for Cross-Country Learning for Resilience in Health Care Systems. Sustainability. 2021; 13(18):10247. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810247

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Laporte Uribe, Franziska, Oscar Arteaga, Walter Bruchhausen, Gary Cheung, Sarah Cullum, Alejandra Fuentes-García, Claudia Miranda Castillo, Ngaire Kerse, Ray Kirk, Marama Muru-Lanning, Rodrigo A. Salinas Ríos, Lothar Schrott, Andrea Slachevsky, and Martina Roes. 2021. "Dementia and COVID-19 in Chile, New Zealand and Germany: A Research Agenda for Cross-Country Learning for Resilience in Health Care Systems" Sustainability 13, no. 18: 10247. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810247

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