Dementia syndromes and health psychology

International Journal of Aging Research

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Title Dementia syndromes and health psychology
 
Creator Eduardo Falcão Felisberto1, Leopoldo Barbosa2, Paulo César Gomes1, Mônica Cristina Batista de Melo3
 
Subject Aging, Dementia, health psychology
 
Description The aging process is considered a worldwide phenomenon, and it is observed that the population has aged, where there is an inversion in the age pyramid resulting from the increase in life expectancy. This phenomenon has been investigated by several national and international studies. As results, there are some justifications that are being cited. Among these, are the presence of some demographic factors such as a reduction in fertilit, fecundity and mortality rate over the years, in addition, we highlight the technological advances in health and improvement in the quality of life of individuals1,2. Consequently, with the presence of these influencing factors, some studies highlight an epidemiological transition, where infectious diseases are being replaced by chronic-degenerative, as the main cause of morbidity and mortality, giving emphasis on dementia syndromes .
In addition of aging, are expected physical, psychological and social changes that lead to changes in the life of each elderly. At this stage of life, in addition to chronic conditions, the decline in cognitive functions, such as changes in memory, speed of reasoning, and attention seem to take on a broader dimension. Thus, with the decline of these and other functions, several difficulties can be observed in the execution of activities of daily living of the elderly, implying difficulties in their “coming and going”, that is, in their autonomy and self-care.
 
Publisher eSciPub LLC
 
Date 2020-04-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://escipub.org/index.php/IJOAR/article/view/149
10.28933/ijoar-2020-05-1205
 
Source International Journal of Aging Research; Vol. 3 No. 3 (2020): International Journal of Aging Research
2637-3742
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://escipub.org/index.php/IJOAR/article/view/149/152
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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