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AKTUÁLNÍ INFORMACE (Topical Information)

There were 15 352 patients with diagnosis F00 (Dementia in Alzheimer’s disease) and 21 279 patients with diagnoses F01–F03 (other dementia) treated in out-patient care facilities in the year 2012. Altogether there were 8 669 cases of hospitalizations with diagnoses F01, F03 a G30 (dementia) in psychiatric in-patient facilities.

There were 14 932 patients with diagnosis F00 (Dementia in Alzheimer’s disease) and 17 955 patients with diagnoses F01–F03 (other dementia) treated in out-patient care facilities in the year 2011. Altogether there were 8 493 cases of hospitalizations with diagnoses F01, F03 a G30 (dementia) in psychiatric inpatient facilities in 2011, i.c. increase by 26 % since year 2007.

In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report “Dementia: A public health priority (WHO, 2012)”. The publication provides global review of the issue with focus on low- and middle-income countries. Current estimates indicate 35.6 million people worldwide were living with dementia in 2010. The total number of new cases of dementia each year worldwide is nearly 7.7 million, implying one new case every four seconds. This number will double by 2030 and more than triple by 2050. The total estimated worldwide costs of dementia were US$ 604 billion in 2010.

The total number of hospitalization for dementia incereasd by more than one fifth (from 6 549 to 7 981 hospitalizations) in 2006–2010. The largest increase occurred at Alzheimer's disease (by more than 41 %, about 489 hospitalizations) and unspecified dementia (by one third, by 436 hospitalizations), vascular dementia increased almost by 3 % (by 76 hospitalizations).

The total number of hospitalization for dementia incereased by more than a one fifth in 2005–2009. The largest increase occurred at unspecified dementia by almost half of number in 2005, more than a one fifth increased the hospitalizations for Alzheimer's disease and almost 11% of vascular dementia.