Dementia care: challenges for an ageing Europe.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/345385
Title:
Dementia care: challenges for an ageing Europe.
Authors:
European Institute of Women's Health.
Citation:
European's Institute of Women's Health, 1999. Dementia care: challenges for an ageing Europe. Dublin: European Institute of Women's Health.
Publisher:
European Institute of Women's Health.
Issue Date:
1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/345385
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The European Institute of Women's Health is to be congratulated on the publication of Dementia Care: Challenges for an Ageing Europe, which highlights the challenges posed by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias to European Member States. The cross-country comparison of policies and practices undertaken in this report provides a valuable assessment of the variation that currently exists regarding treatment of dementia and support of carers. The European Institute of Women's Health rightly points out that the challenge facing Europe as a community lies in developing an interdisciplinary combination of medical, clinical, social, economic, governmental and personal approaches to those with dementia and their families. The recommendation of the report that special emphasis should be placed on the "personhood" of the dementia patient is to be welcomed particularly. It reiterates key policy principles that the underlying goal across the European Union must be to help maintain dementia patients in conditions of dignity and independence as long as possible, with strong support for carers. Dementia affects a significant proportion of our elderly population. Alzheimer's disease, which accounts for half the cases of dementia, strikes 1 in 20 over age 65. And dementia is particularly difficult for women. To add to this, Europe is getting older. The number of people - and particularly women - over 60 years of age is expected to double by the middle of the next century.
Keywords:
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE; DEMENTIA; WOMEN'S HEALTH; OLDER PEOPLE
ISBN:
0952892812

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEuropean Institute of Women's Health.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-26T11:32:34Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-26T11:32:34Zen
dc.date.issued1999en
dc.identifier.citationEuropean's Institute of Women's Health, 1999. Dementia care: challenges for an ageing Europe. Dublin: European Institute of Women's Health.en
dc.identifier.isbn0952892812en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/345385en
dc.descriptionThe European Institute of Women's Health is to be congratulated on the publication of Dementia Care: Challenges for an Ageing Europe, which highlights the challenges posed by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias to European Member States. The cross-country comparison of policies and practices undertaken in this report provides a valuable assessment of the variation that currently exists regarding treatment of dementia and support of carers. The European Institute of Women's Health rightly points out that the challenge facing Europe as a community lies in developing an interdisciplinary combination of medical, clinical, social, economic, governmental and personal approaches to those with dementia and their families. The recommendation of the report that special emphasis should be placed on the "personhood" of the dementia patient is to be welcomed particularly. It reiterates key policy principles that the underlying goal across the European Union must be to help maintain dementia patients in conditions of dignity and independence as long as possible, with strong support for carers. Dementia affects a significant proportion of our elderly population. Alzheimer's disease, which accounts for half the cases of dementia, strikes 1 in 20 over age 65. And dementia is particularly difficult for women. To add to this, Europe is getting older. The number of people - and particularly women - over 60 years of age is expected to double by the middle of the next century.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEuropean Institute of Women's Health.en
dc.subjectALZHEIMER'S DISEASEen
dc.subjectDEMENTIAen
dc.subjectWOMEN'S HEALTHen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.titleDementia care: challenges for an ageing Europe.en
dc.typeReporten
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