Paweł Szymański, Elżbieta Mikiciuk-Olasik, Agnieszka Janik

Problemy diagnostyki i terapii chorób otępiennych

Diagnostics and therapy of dementive disorders. Ageing of human population is quite a characteristic phenomenon in the contemporary world. It constitutes a serious not only medical but also social problem. At present in many developed countries, differences in the number of individual age groups are disappearing. The causes of this phenomenon are above all associated with the development of medical sciences and systematically improving economic conditions, which leads to prolongation of the average life span. Due to this situation there is an observable rise in the number of elderly people and also an increase in the number of patients with dementia among this population.