Inter Island Public Health Forum

Miss Sonal R. Samtani

Miss Sonal R. Samtani

Title of presentation: ‘The epidemiology of dementia in Gibraltar.’

The current situation of people with dementia in Gibraltar has been widely unexplored. A recent audit carried out in November 2017 highlights the total number of people with dementia in Gibraltar, distinguishing this population by gender, location, level of cognition and function as well as medication (neuroleptics, hypnotics and anti-depressants). The information was gathered by sending out a template to different institutions with dementia and through the patient records from the Memory Clinic. The audit aims to provide a clearer picture of the distribution of dementia in Gibraltar as a platform for further work, such as the prevention of early institutionalisation, to be carried out.