Geriatrics and Gerontology Elsewhere
Published: 2016-06-15

Time to change approach

Section of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties (Di.M.I.), University of Genoa, Italy
Dementia MCI Scale

Abstract

Epidemiology of dementia is an extremely serious issue. The prevalence estimate in western world is increasing steadily and the figure of about 7 millions of cases is turning out to be in Europe 8 millions in 2020 and over 11 millions in 2040. Moreover, dementia is one of the main contributors (5th) to Years Lived with Disability among people over 65 years aged, according to the WHO report and the economical burden in Europe increased
steeply by 20% from 2010 and 2015 (from 214 to 268 billions of euro) and the forecast is not better. (...)

Affiliations

P. Odetti

Section of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties (Di.M.I.), University of Genoa, Italy

Copyright

© Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria (SIGG) , 2016

How to Cite

[1]
Odetti, P. 2016. Time to change approach. JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS. 64, 2 (Jun. 2016), 73-74.
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