Plans for dealing with Alzheimer’s – a need, a necessity or an indulgence?


Authors: Mgr. Bc. Et Jana Kašpárková;  Rs
Authors‘ workplace: Anesteziologicko-resuscitační klinikaLF UK a FN Plzeň ;  CELLO HFS UK Praha
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2013, 2, č. 3: 155-157
Category: Review Article

Overview

The ageing population has resulted in the increasing incidence of Alzheimer‘s disease and other diseases causing dementia that significantly affect all areas of human life and its quality. Numbers of patients have increased, costs of the care they need are high their allocation is usually not optimal and service systems in the world in general are not ready for an epidemic of these diseases. People are insufficiently informed about these diseases, and the disease are not diagnosed and treated in a timely enough fashion. It is a global problem requiring a solution in the form of national strategic plans. The article briefly outlines the basic facts of the situation, including health and socio-economic consequences of the disease. It points to the necessary collaboration of government organizations with expert organisations specialising in Alzheimer’s disease so that solutions can be found, and “Plans for Dealing with Alzheimer‘s” created, modelled after those countries where such plans have already been developed and implemented.

Key words:
syndrom of dementia – impact – quality of life – strategic plan


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