Czech Republic lacks dementia action plan

Some 39 billion crowns are annually spent on treating patients with dementia in the Czech Republic, according to a report released on Wednesday. Some 143,000 Czechs suffer from various forms of dementia, with their numbers set to reach 154,000 by the end of the year. The Czech Alzheimer Society however warns that the government has adopted no action plan to combat various forms of dementia, while there are major differences in what type of care and services are provided to patients in individual regions, the society said.

Author: Jan Richter