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Alzheimer's Disease in the system of social values

It is known that the United States are huge costs, investing in the development and creation of the proper level of care for patients with Alzheimer's disease. It is the sum of, for example, which in 1991 exceeded the investment in space research and NASA missions. Agency consumed 14 billion dollars a year, and the content of the patients, including social spending on health care and care is much more expensive.

However, health and social protection authorities, contained in the taxpayers' money and intended primarily to assist those most taxpayers - present and former - are clearly interested in obtaining income. They either invest in highly profitable projects or input mode toughest economy in the performance of their duties, which destroys all the basic meaning of their organization, as well as life priorities socially oriented law.

Against this background, dementia and asthma seem quite insignificant phenomenon in the system of social values, although leading to very negative consequences. If the state no longer wants to operate according to the rules of wild capitalism, where everything is decided by money and do, that social issues should be dealt with very differently. Otherwise, people disadvantaged incurable illnesses, more restrained and socially. Receive from the State a formal concern and care, they simultaneously rejected distorted morality of society. Only when they are perceived by society more tolerant and tolerant, then elevated to the rank of idol hopes for a purely technical solution to all problems of patients, will be perceived as a utopia and will go by the wayside.

Alzheimer's disease, walk with caregiversThe famous English gerontopsychology Tom Kitvud, speaking about the prospects of development of forms of care for patients with dementia, stressed the need to overthrow the mind from the pedestal of history and replacing it with the natural human nature with all its emotions and social traits. He noted that we are in a dilemma, a conflict of values, for which, perhaps, have not yet been any decisions.
We always imagine that such an old age, but never before in the community were not so many elderly people, and they did not reach such old age. However, old age - is an objectively existing, to predict a social phenomenon.

The concept of old age is changing both in time and in the understanding of people of different generations. Some twenty-year-old men perceive fifty years. However, all known examples of execution of presidential powers by persons older than 60 years, with, regardless of the social system, if we talk about the Cuban Fidel Castro or the Chilean General Pinochet. And how, for example, overage athletes and scientists from different countries, we are the media. It merely says that old age is not necessarily a "survival" - the official terms used in government documents. Even the onset of extreme old age does not mean that the end is near.

Old age is always predictable and expected. In our time, life expectancy has increased significantly in developed countries. This is due to a significant improvement in the quality of life in general, due to the high level of medical technology and scientific advances, and hence the diagnostic capacity, prevention, treatment and care.

The most characteristic and unpleasant sign of aging is the loss of physical and social independence, the need for care and assistance. This dependence on outside help can never be eliminated completely. It will always exist with all its consequences: rejection by society, social and age discrimination and, at the same time, the need to take on the responsibility for the maintenance and care, with all the attendant financial implications.

In economically developed countries, there is material prosperity elderly actually leads to the fact that old age is a natural respect. Altered moral values ​​and the need to earn money, as a rule, lead to the fact that the relatives are turning to the services of nursing homes, firms in out-patient care, and so on. D. It is clear that in such social values ​​older people can not live fully in the present nursing homes - on someone aptly put it - in collective reserves. To radically change the situation requires not only dramatically increase funding for health and social care system. You will need an increase in the volume of care and services, most of which will be in the last months of the decrepit people.

Medical equipment and maintain their lives will continue to grow rapidly, despite the fact Kitvudu, who argues that in the future society should get rid of illusions technology. But, despite these technical perspective, it would be impossible to make substantial changes to the older generation services, particularly with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, if twelve Kitvuda fundamental principles for the care and treatment of these people will not be universally implemented. These principles will be set out in a separate article.