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KONTROWERSJE WOKÓŁ OPIEKI PAŃSTWA NAD CHORYM NA ALZHEIMERA – OPIS PRZYPADKU

KONTROWERSJE WOKÓŁ OPIEKI PAŃSTWA NAD CHORYM NA ALZHEIMERA – OPIS PRZYPADKU

Ewa Zieliński,
Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu

Agata Bornikowska
Uniwersytet Technologiczno-Humanistyczny im. K. Pułaskiego w Radomiu

It is estimated that there are 36 million people with dementia in the world and in 2050 this number will double. The number of patients with Alzheimer's Poles is estimated at about 200-250 thousand. 150 thousands have no primary diagnosis. With the ageing of the Polish society the number of sufferers is likely to grow. The disease usually develops after the age of 65. Incidence of the disease increases with age. Symptoms of the disease are: memory disorders, sudden mood changes, cognitive and behavior disorders.. Is it irreversible changes in the brain – for people with Alzheimer's cerebral cortex fades, because the neurons build up amyloid. Although the situation of the people affected by this disease in Poland recently somewhat improved: faster diagnosis and access to modern drugs for which to get the patient, Poland is still not ready for adequate action which involves an increase in morbidity. Many institutions do not fulfill their tasks in terms of aid to the sick and their families. It lacks effective system solutions. Patients in general are deprived of the possibility of using, for example, living houses. In practice, in general it's hard to talk about any kind of institutional support for people with Alzheimer's disease. A major problem is the lack of systems and standards of care, lack of support for families and carers. With Alzheimer's patients in Poland can do it all.
Keywords
Alzheimer's disease, dementia, help, safety
DOI 10.24356/KB/24/7