Service map for elderly with cognitive disorder under development

The city is developing a service "map" for people with cognitive disorder on information of medical facilities, bed, charge and insurance coverage.

The city is developing a service “map” for people with cognitive disorder. 

The “map” will include guidance of medical facilities, treatment and rehabilitation centers, bed information, charging and coverage of medical insurance, officials told a forum launched by Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Huashan Hospital over the weekend.

So far, the “map” has collected information of 124 facilities and 1,000 beds for elderly with Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive deformity, officials said along with the fall of World Alzheimer’s Day.

Among the city’s registered population, there are 220,000 people with Alzheimer’s Disease and 660,000 with light cognitive disorder.

The poor public awareness and lack of enough medical resources undermine the early diagnosis and intervention of Alzheimer’s Disease, said Yang Yinghua from Shanghai CDC.

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