An estimated 150,000 older Israelis (15% of the older adult population) live with some form of dementia. These numbers are likely to double over the next twenty years, proportionate to the projected growth of the general population of older Israelis. In light of this, the government of Israel (GOI) has launched a national program to bolster and expand services for older adults living with dementia. The GOI is partnering with Eshel to develop, pilot, and disseminate programs to improve the welfare of adults who are living with dementia and to provide support to their families.
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