Leading Czech gerontologists says Czech Republic not providing adequate care for people with dementia

The chairwoman of the Czech Alzheimer Society has criticized the Czech Republic for inadequate care for people suffering from dementia. Iva Holmerova, who also heads the Prague Gerontology Centre, told the ctk news agency that the majority of 140,000 people suffering from dementia are cared for by their families who do not get adequate support and a third of them are in state institutions where they are often not seen by a doctor for years. Ms. Holmerova said the situation was extremely problematic, to put it mildly, and expressed the hope that the European project Dementia Palliare in aid of people with dementia would help alleviate the situation.