J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  2007 Jun;11(1):8-11.

Seoul Dementia Management Project and Seoul Metropolitan Center for Dementia

  • 1Department of Neuropsychiatry, Seoul National University Hospital & Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. selfpsy@plaza.snu.ac.kr
  • 2Seoul Metropolitan Center for Dementia, Seoul, Korea.


The author briefly describes background, aims and organizational scheme of the Seoul Dementia Management Project (SDMP) and introduces the Seoul Metropolitan Center for Dementia (SMCD), which is responsible for planning and managing the overall process of the SDMP. The SDMP emphasize a community-based "integrative management for dementia", which encompasses education, preventive programs, early detection and early therapeutic interventions, as well as providing proper care services, closely linked to online case-registration & management system. It also take a serious consideration not only for integrating medical and welfare services, but also for utilizing pre-existing community resources for dementia care. Besides the SMCD, the Supporting Center for Dementia (SCD), which functions as a local executive unit for the SDMP, will be established at each of twenty-five districts in Seoul. The SDMP is expected to be a leading model for a community-based dementia management system that can be referred to by other domestic or international cities.


Dementia; Seoul; Seoul Dementia Management Project; Seoul Metropolitam Center for Dementia
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