China News Service, Beijing, September 21 (Reporter Sun Zifa) September 21 is "World Alzheimer's Day".
On the eve of “World Alzheimer’s Disease Day”, the Chinese Society of Geriatrics took the lead in holding a seminar on the scientific management of Alzheimer’s disease with the theme of “active prevention and control, calmly confronting”, and advocated that the whole society should establish prevention and screening , The whole course of Alzheimer's disease management system from treatment to care continues to increase attention and investment in Alzheimer's disease.
The initiative calls on the state to set up special scientific research funds for Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic and complex diseases of the elderly, encourage scientific researchers to devote themselves to Alzheimer’s disease, improve scientific research capabilities, promote clinical research on treatment, and continue to develop more effective drugs and drugs for patients. treatment method.
It is recommended to adhere to the national “Major new drug creation” and other major national science and technology projects, and for innovative drugs in the field of Alzheimer's disease that are urgently needed by the people, the state should further improve support policies, encourage public hospitals to expand procurement, increase medical insurance support, and ensure patient medication And treatment needs.
Alzheimer's disease is commonly known as senile dementia. To prevent Alzheimer's disease, early detection and early intervention are essential.
In September last year, the National Health Commission released the "Alzheimer's Disease Prevention and Intervention Core Information" to enhance the society's awareness of senile dementia prevention, promote the prevention of barriers to advance, improve the level of prevention knowledge, and reduce the prevalence of senile dementia Rate growth rate, improve the health of the elderly.
10 days ago, the National Health Commission issued the "Working Plan for Exploring Special Services for the Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease", which clearly stated that it is necessary to prevent and slow down the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease, improve family happiness, promote social harmony and stability, and encourage social psychological service pilot areas to explore and develop Special services for the prevention and treatment of senile dementia.
Fan Li, president of the Chinese Society of Geriatrics, stated that the country should attach importance to preventive science popularization and education of Alzheimer's disease, and mobilize government agencies, social organizations, communities, news media, etc. to actively carry out online and offline popular science. Activities to disseminate basic prevention knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and improve the public's scientific understanding of Alzheimer's disease.
It is particularly important to carry out health education activities for the elderly and their caregivers in a targeted manner to promote the elderly to form a healthy lifestyle and improve their health literacy.
In an aging society, the whole society has formed a scientific understanding of "early prevention" of Alzheimer's disease.
Regarding the care of elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease, Fan Li pointed out that caring for elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease is a major responsibility that cannot be undertaken by individual family members. Therefore, the Chinese Society of Geriatrics proposes to establish a family, community, and professional organization. Long-term care service model for patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Implement basic public health service projects, formulate standardized care standards and support policies based on health assessments for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, establish a sound care service system, increase the number of people engaged in the care of Alzheimer’s disease patients, and continue Improve the level of care technology.
At the same time, special attention should be paid to delaying the development of mild and moderate patients to severe, effectively improving the quality of life of patients with Alzheimer's disease, and reducing the corresponding care costs of families.
Experts who participated in the seminar reminded that the older the age, the higher the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Relevant statistics show that every five years of age increases the risk of disease doubled.
In recent years, with the continuous increase of life expectancy in China, Alzheimer's disease has become a common problem in an aging society.
In addition to the rapid aging trend of the Chinese population, another important reason is that many family members fail to correctly recognize the disease, and only think it is "old confused", the normal development trajectory of the elderly, etc. To severe development, which causes a heavy burden on patients and families.
They emphasized that, in fact, Alzheimer’s disease is a progressively developing neurodegenerative disease with insidious onset. The clinical manifestations include cognitive decline, behavioral disorders, and decline in living ability. It has been considered as aging. A relatively high incidence of diseases in society.
Experts also called for the clinical treatment of Alzheimer's disease, China should vigorously develop and improve the local original innovative drug research and development system, encourage the construction of information platforms across the country, and realize the sharing of information platforms.
At the same time, all aspects of the country and society must actively participate and perform their duties in order to actively intervene in advance of Alzheimer's disease, a complex social problem facing aging China.