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An Exploratory Study on Development Strategies for Dementia Policy of Korea based on Dementia Policy of Japan

일본의 치매정책을 통해 본 우리나라 치매정책의 발전방안 탐색

  • Lee, Jin-Ah (Dept. of Social Welfare and Counseling, Catholic University of Pusan)
  • 이진아 (부산가톨릭대학교 사회복지상담학과)
  • Received : 2016.09.27
  • Accepted : 2016.11.20
  • Published : 2016.11.28

Abstract

As various social problems have arisen due to the increase of the aging population, one of these problems is the increase of the elderly with dementia. The necessity of systematic and effective dementia management policies has been raised, as the increase of social and economic cost along with the growth of the dementia population. This study examined dementia management policy of Japan, where there is arranged and provided dementia management policy in advance. Especially, this study focuses on the contents of comprehensive promotion strategies for dementia policy(New orange plan) of Japan which was pronounced in 2015, and explores the development strategies for Korea by reviewing this plan. The suggestions through this study are provided as follows: inclusion of the support contents reflecting the dementia patients and their families, the necessity of coping for early onset dementia, organizing system for early diagnosis and prevention such as an early stage of intensive support team, a continuous progression for building the elderly-friendly community and conducting campaign for a deep understanding of dementia, are discussed.

Keywords

Dementia policy of Japan;Management of dementia;The elderly with dementia;Dementia policy of Korea;New orange plan

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Catholic University of Pusan

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