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Geriatrics 2017, 2(1), 7;

Challenges of Dementia Care in China

Institute for Geriatrics and Rehabilitation, Beijing Geriatric Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, 118 Wenquan Road, Haidian District, 100095 Beijing, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editors: Daniel Kam Yin CHAN and Ralf Lobmann
Received: 21 September 2016 / Revised: 3 January 2017 / Accepted: 13 January 2017 / Published: 18 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Challenges of Caring of Neurodegenerative Diseases)
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Dementia results in brain dysfunction, disability and dependency among affected people, causing an overwhelming burden for caregivers. China has the largest number of people with dementia worldwide and is facing severe challenges with respect to dementia care, including poor awareness of dementia in the public, inadequate knowledge of dementia for medical professionals and caregivers, an underdeveloped dementia service system, and high costs of dementia care. To address these challenges, China is taking action to increase dementia awareness and education among the public and care providers, and develop policies, services and resources for dementia care. View Full-Text
Keywords: dementia; care; China; public health dementia; care; China; public health

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Chen, Z.; Yang, X.; Song, Y.; Song, B.; Zhang, Y.; Liu, J.; Wang, Q.; Yu, J. Challenges of Dementia Care in China. Geriatrics 2017, 2, 7.

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