Published 11 May 2021


National Quality Registry for Dementia (SveDem)

Registry category: Elderly's health

Certification level: 2

Central personal data controller (CPUA): Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset

As the population of Sweden becomes older, an increasing number of people are affected by dementia. An estimated 150,000 people in Sweden currently have dementia, and approximately 24,000 people develop the disease each year. Although dementia affects many people, there is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the condition because not all suspected cases are investigated.

The objective of SveDem is to improve the quality of dementia care in Sweden by compiling data to monitor changes in patient populations, diagnoses and treatments for dementia. The goal is to achieve equitable and optimal care for people with dementia.

SveDem registers information on the content and duration of the examination and diagnosis process, type of housing, dementia diagnosis, cognitive ability with MMT , drug therapy, and support provided by county councils and municipalities. In special housing follow-up, the focus is on nursing care indicators. Quality of life is also assessed.

Contact information

Find contact information on the registry’s website.



  • Ulrika Forsberg