© 2022 Natalia Alekseevna NAUMOVSKAYA, Valeria Nikolaevna SOKOLCHIK
2022 – № 1(23)
Naumovskaya N.A., Sokolchik V.N. (2022) Dementsiya pri bolezni Al’tsgeymera: meditsinskoe i sotsial’noe izmerenie [Dementia in Alzheimer’s Disease: Medical and Social Dimension], Meditsinskaya antropologiya i bioetika [Medical Anthropology and Bioethics], № 1(23).
Republican scientific and practical
Center (RNPC) of Neurology and Neurosurgery, PhD student of the RNPC of Neurology and Neurosurgery
(Minsk, Republic of Belarus)
PHD, Leader of the Republican Centre on Bioethics, associated professor of the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
(3/3, P. Browka Str., 220013, Minsk, Republic of Belarus), department of public Health and Healtcare.
Keywords: Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, older people, cognitive impairment, lifestyle, caregivers, disease identification
Abstract: The article “Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: Medical and Social Dimensions” is devoted to the serious cognitive disorders resulting from brain damage, usually in old age, which is considered as an actual problem of modern society. Dementia in Alzheimer’s Disease (at the late stage Alzheimer’s disease develops into clinical dementia) are discussed by the author not only from the standpoint of medical diagnosis and treatment, but also from the standpoint of social problems that arise both in the patient, suffering from these disorders, and in their caregivers. The article emphasizes the negative role of the Covid-19 pandemic for the early detection of this disease, its treatment and support, since access to medical care, information and elementary social contacts has become practically inaccessible for objective reasons. An independent part of the article is devoted to the prevention and improvement of the management of Dementia in Alzheimer’s disease in the context of improving the organization of healthcare, the activities of state and public organizations, as well as personal patterns of behavior.
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