DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.90673
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Aida Isabel Tavares, Carolina Freitas

Abstract: The demographic phenomenon of ageing is speeding up in Europe. People live longer and so the prevalence of dementia increases, including Alzheimer's disease. This is a progressive disease in which people slowly lose their cognitive and physical capacities until death takes over. Alzheimer's disease not only imposes a very high burden in the affected person but also inflicts a high and overwhelming burden of the caregivers. The carers' burden includes health deterioration, labour damaging and loses and financia…

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