Dementia [electronic resource] : a public health priority.

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Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
[Geneva] : World Health Organization, 2012.
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1 online resource (112 p.)

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The world's population is ageing. Improvements in health care in the past century have contributed to people living longer and healthier lives. However this has also resulted in an increase in the number of people with noncommunicable diseases including dementia. Although dementia mainly affects older people it is not a normal part of ageing. Dementia is a syndrome usually of a chronic or progressive nature caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory thinking behaviour and ability to perform everyday activities. Dementia is devastating not only for the people who have it but also
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Includes bibliographical references.
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English
Contents
  • Cover; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION; Dementia: a public health issue; Objectives of the report; DEVELOPMENT OF THE REPORT: METHODS; CONTENTS OF THE REPORT; CHAPTER 2 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DEMENTIA; Global prevalence of dementia; LATE ONSET DEMENTIA; YOUNG ONSET DEMENTIA; DISCUSSION - PREVALENCE OF DEMENTIA; Dementia subtypes; REVIEW; Global incidence of dementia; Mortality associated with dementia; REVIEW; Economic impact: the global societal cost of dementia; Etiology and potential for prevention; Limitations; COVERAGE
  • QUALITYHETEROGENEITY; Future trends; Summary points; CHAPTER 3 DEMENTIA POLICY AND PLANS, LEGISLATION AND ETHICAL ISSUES; Dementia policies, plans and strategies; NATIONAL AND SUBNATIONAL DEMENTIA POLICIES AND PLANS; CIVIL SOCIETY INITIATIVES; DEVELOPING DEMENTIA POLICIES AND PLANS: KEY ASPECTS; Social and legal protection, human rights and ethics; SOCIAL PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CAREGIVERS; SOCIAL PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CAREGIVERS: CURRENT SITUATION; LEGAL PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CAREGIVERS; ADDRESSING ETHICAL ISSUES
  • Summary pointsCHAPTER 4 DEMENTIA HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SYSTEMS AND WORKFORCE; Health and social care systems; CARE PATHWAY FOR A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA; LONG-TERM CARE SERVICES; ORGANIZING LONG-TERM CARE SERVICES; Care pathways for populations with specific needs; Workforce capacity-building; WORKFORCE ATTITUDES AND KNOWLEDGE; CAPACITY-BUILDING: KEY ISSUES; LONG-TERM CARE WORKFORCE TRAINING: SPECIFIC ASPECTS; GUIDELINES FOR DEMENTIA CARE; THE CHANGING DEMOGRAPHIC OF CARE WORKERS - THE MIGRANT WORKFORCE; Summary points; CHAPTER 5 DEMENTIA CAREGIVING AND CAREGIVERS; Who cares?
  • What do family caregivers do?What are the motivations to care?; What are the consequences of caregiving?; CAREGIVER STRAIN; PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT; IMPACT ON PHYSICAL HEALTH; ECONOMIC IMPACT; Interventions for caregivers; ADVANCES IN COMMUNICATIONS AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES; UTILIZATION OF CAREGIVER INTERVENTIONS: KEY ISSUES; BARRIERS TO ACCESSING CAREGIVER SERVICES; Strengthening caregiving; Summary points; CHAPTER 6 PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF DEMENTIA: FROM AWARENESS TO ACCEPTANCE; Awareness and understanding of dementia; The impact of stigma; PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF DEMENTIA
  • PERCEPTIONS HELD BY PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CAREGIVERSATTITUDES OF SERVICE PROVIDERS; Awareness-raising campaigns; THEME 1: RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF DEMENTIA; THEME 2: REDUCING THE STIGMA OF DEMENTIA; THEME 3: RECOGNIZING THE EARLY SYMPTOMS TO AID IN TIMELY DIAGNOSIS AND INITIATION OF TREATMENT; THEME 4: PROMOTING QUALITY OF LIFE; THEME 5: PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT RISK FACTORS; Developing a campaign; Raising awareness in the political sphere: the role of advocacy; Six stages of acceptance of dementia - a civil society perspective; Summary points
  • CHAPTER 7 THE WAY FORWARD
ISBN
92-4-068984-2
OCLC
854973352
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