is one of the most frequently and most consequential psychiatric sickness in higher age. Mostly in higher age, but not only. The youngest woman with Alzheimer disease in Germany is under 29 years old. In the course of one year between 1, 4% to 3, 2% of the 65 years old and older people are getting sick by dementia in Germany. That means an amount of incident cases in a year is approximate 190, 000 to more than 200, 000.
If there isn´t any breakthrough in the prevention and therapy of this sickness, the amount of demential sick people will raise up considerably.
ADI’s World Alzheimer Report 2009 presents the most comprehensive global prevalence study of dementia to date.
As of 2010, there are an estimated 35.6 million people with dementia worldwide. This number will nearly double every 20 years, to an estimated 65.7 million in 2030, and 115.4 million in 2050. Much of the increase will be in developing countries. Already 58% of people with dementia live in developing countries, but by 2050 this will rise to 71%. The fastest growth in the elderly population is taking place in China, India, and their south Asian and western Pacific neighbours. There are 7.7 million new cases of dementia each year, implying that there is a new case of dementia somewhere in the world every four seconds.
Definition of Dementia: Before called HOPS = the brain-organic Psychosyndrom, also organic Psychosyndrom, OPS.
Dementia is a syndrome followed by mostly chronically or progressive disease of the brain, with disorders of many higher cortical functions, including memory, thinking, orientation, cognition, calculation, compliance, speech and ability to judge.
The consciousness (awareness) is not diminished.
The cognitive impairment usually will be attended from changes in the emotional control, the social behavior or/and the motivation. The demential human experiences live same as we are doing. The consciousness (awareness) is given. Absorbing with the organs of perception (sensory organs) and assimilate. But demential sick people find their self in their own awareness, what means that they are having their own reality.
What this means in daily life is coming with our next article about Dementia.
Coming up soon:
– What’s happening with the brain (neurons, nerve cells) during dementia?
– Forms of dementia, which are the most common demential sicknesses? Typical symptoms.
– The development of the emotional speech in the three phases of dementia.
– The Experience of not remembering.
– Demonstration of the problems of communication with dementiell people
– How to find the entry to the world of the dementiell person?
– Learning how to take influence in the behaviour of a person with dementia.