Primary and Community Care

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Care of older persons in community and primary care differs substantially between European countries, but most countries pursue the concept of “ageing in place”, meaning that most older people do not live in institutions. More and more older people are living alone. Relatives still play an important role in the care of older people, but it differs substantially within Europe, and will probably remain the case even in the future. Care of older people with complex needs requires corresponding complex teams to be able to provide adequate and good quality of care, which means that there must be geriatric skills to diagnose, treat, and comprehensively follow up people with common geriatric diseases, including dementia, within primary and community care. Specially designed structures within primary and community care should work proactively to take care of older people as many do not and cannot seek care appropriately. One of the reasons for this is cognitive decline.

Titel på värdpublikationLearning geriatric medicine
Undertitel på värdpublikationA study guide for medical students
Redaktörer Regina Roller-Wirnsberger, Katrin Singler, Maria Cristina Polidori
Antal sidor7
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-319-61997-2
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-319-61996-5
StatusPublished - 2018


NamnPractical Issues in Geriatrics
ISSN (tryckt)2509-6060
ISSN (elektroniskt)2509-6079

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© 2018, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature.

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  • Geriatrik


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