Alzheimer Care Houses Association(ACHA)
Dear colleagues and friends,
In Harvard University was maked investigation of more than 2000 people in 4 EU countries and USA.This investigation was confirm, that morbidity from Dementia is in the place number 4 after Cardiovascular disease, Trauma and Oncology.
Between 50 and 70 percent of all people with Dementia are suffering from Alzheimer's disease. As the disease progresses, the symptoms become more and more noticeable and start to interfere with routine work and social activities.
Worldwide, there are now an estimated 24 million people living with some form of dementia. This number could jump to as many as 84 million who have age-related memory loss by the year 2040.A new case of Dementia is diagnosed every 4 seconds. More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's and it is the seventh leading cause of death in the US.
Alzheimer's disease is neither infectious nor contagious. It is a terminal illness, which causes a general deterioration in health. The most common cause of death is pneumonia, because as the disease progresses the immune system deteriorates and there is weight loss, which increases the risk of throat and lung infections.
Dementia is not a normal part of ageing. It is one of the world's fastest growing disease-won't go away and it is fast becoming "everyone problem". A look at the facts and statistics surrounding dementia clearly show that it is a massive issue, possibly a medical catastrophe in the making, with no easy solution. Dementia is a subject that most people try to avoid. Just the thought of memory loss- in a loved one, friend, co-worker or, worse yet, ourselves- makes us terribly uncomfortable. Unless we are confronted directly with Dementia, we prefer to think of it as "someone else's problem".
In EU and other countries was identified as priorities by the "European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing".
To address this important health priority there are actions that can be taken:
1.Early diagnostic, statistic and epidemiology of dementia.
2.Make dementia a public health and social care priority everywhere.
3.Invest in health and social systems to improve care and services for people with dementia and their caregivers.
4.Perfection of quality and conditions of caregivers.
5.Increase research on dementia.
New technology and Innovation give possibility will make correction and regeneration of metabolism process in the cell, immune system of people with Dementia. Elderly Alzheimer care home "Amžiaus žiedas" successfully use "Long Healthy Ageing methodology" of "Fohow" company.
Good luck in collaboration !
With best regards,
President of Alzheimer Care Houses Association