RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE INTERNATIONAL CONCERNING THE CARE OF PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIAAND THE SITUATION IN POLAND

  • Agnieszka Krawczyk-Wasielewska Chair of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Poznan University of Medical Science, Poland Orthopedicand Rehabilitation Clinical Hospitalin Poznan, Poland
  • Roksana Malak Chair of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Poznan University of Medical Science, Poland Orthopedicand Rehabilitation Clinical Hospitalin Poznan, Poland
  • Ewa Mojs Department ofpsychology, Poznan University of Medical Science, Poland
  • Włodzimierz Samborski Chair of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Poznan University of Medical Science, Poland
  • José C. Millán-Calenti Research, Development and Innovation Department, Gerontological Complex La Milagrosa, Provincial Association of Pensioners and Retired People from ACoruña, Spain Gerontology Research Group, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
  • Ana Maseda Research, Development and Innovation Department, Gerontological Complex La Milagrosa, Provincial Association of Pensioners and Retired People from ACoruña, Spain Gerontology Research Group, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
  • Rikke Gregersen Centre for Research in Aging and Dementia Faculty of Health Sciences, Denmark
  • Kirsten Maibom Centre for Research in Aging and Dementia Faculty of Health Sciences, Denmark

Abstract

According to data of WHO research, there are an estimated 36,5 million people with dementia worldwide. They need long-term care. The nature of this care depends on economic situation of the country - the higher developed it is, the bigger participation of institutions specialized in long-term care and smaller participation of home care. In high income countries around one-third to one-half of people with dementia are cared for in care homes. Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) predicts that by 2030 number of patients with dementia will double and triple by 2050. This prognosis requires advanced planning, monitoring and coordination actions to improve system of long-term care. To achieve this goal, ADI recommends: promoting broad public awareness of dementia and combating stigma, identifying dementia capable support services at all stages of the disease, assessing and improving the quality of health care, social care and long-term care support and services, assessing availability and access to diagnostic services, promotion of brain health. Caregivers should be valued by society for they demanding and difficult work. Also patients should keep their autonomy and choice. 92% of suffering from dementia patents in Poland are cared at home since beginning of disease until their death. Other 8% stays at different types of home cares. There are also short-term care, daily care and ambulatory care available. The reasons of small participation of those institutions are: maladjusted to growing number of patients with dementia system of care, complicated administrative procedures, lack of money to cover up costs of care and lack of knowledge about dementia in society.

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Published
2014-09-19
How to Cite
Krawczyk-Wasielewska, A., Malak, R., Mojs, E., Samborski, W., Millán-Calenti, J. C., Maseda, A., Gregersen, R., & Maibom, K. (2014). RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE INTERNATIONAL CONCERNING THE CARE OF PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIAAND THE SITUATION IN POLAND. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 10(10). Retrieved from https://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/4212

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