Impacto economico-social de la enfermedad de Alzheimer
13th International Conference on Alzheimers Disease and Dementia
November 25-26, 2019 | Frankfurt, Germany
Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, Argentina
Scientific Tracks Abstracts : J Psychol Cognition
Although dementia is the leading cause of disability and the main factor of dependence in the elderly, economic burden and psychological stress in the caregiver, it has not yet been prioritized in the same degree as other noncommunicable chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Some aspects related to the prevalence and the rise of number of people with dementia are discussed in this paper. The impact of dementia as well as the knowledge and control of its risk factors using the course of life perspective with a multifactorial approach could lead to a reduction in the number of patients with dementia. International initiatives for the treatment of dementias are considered, particularly in Latin America.
Monica Aranda has worked as administrative director of public and private hospitals in the last twenty years. She has completed a master’s in Health Management at Favaloro University, and in Tax Law. Currently, she works in the career team of Health Administration of the Argentine University of the Enterprise and is part of the research team in economics and social related to human health.