Towards the development of Vietnam’s national dementia plan—the first step of action

Tuan Anh Nguyen, Thang Pham, Thu Ha Dang, Walter Ladson Hinton, Anh Trung Nguyen, Tuan Le Pham, Maria Crotty, Susan Kurrle, Quang Thuc Bui, Huong Nguyen, Elizabeth E. Roughead

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Objective: To foster a national dialogue on addressing dementia as an emerging public health problem and formulating a strategy for developing Vietnam’s national dementia plan. Methods: In September 2018, the Vietnamese National Geriatric Hospital supported by University staff in Australia and the United States organised the first Vietnam National Dementia Conference in Hanoi. Results: Over 270 Vietnamese dementia stakeholders and international dementia experts participated in the conference. The participants agreed dementia was a public health priority in Vietnam and identified the need for the development of Vietnam’s national dementia plan. Policymakers supported positioning dementia as a priority in the national health agenda. Research institutions created collaboration to generate scientific information for policymaking process. Funding and international supports were obtained to develop Vietnam’s national dementia plan. Conclusion: Strong leadership, stakeholder engagement and international support are critical in raising awareness and advocating for the development of Vietnam’s national dementia plan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAustralasian Journal on Ageing
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • dementia
  • national plan
  • policy
  • Vietnam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Towards the development of Vietnam’s national dementia plan—the first step of action'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this