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The practice of dementia care: Germany

Pasquale Calabrese
WithEpidemiology and carers' profile

Epidemiology and carers' profile Recent soctodemographic data are based on an actual survey, which was guided by a spectal task force aimed to evaluate the present situation of elderly people living in Germany as regards age structure, resource allocations and health-related social services, with a special focus on dementia. According to this survey, the diagnostic pathways to identify, treat and allocate patients with dementia are still to be coordinated.