UMEMURA Sadako CHUBU WOMEN'S COLLEGE,PROFESSOR, 教授
HUJITA Setuya GIFU UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE,ASSISTANT, 医学部, 助手 (50219010)
YOSHIDA Hideyo GIFU UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE,ASSISTANT, 医学部, 助手 (00242735)
INABA Ryoichi GIGU UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE,ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, 医学部, 助教授 (10168411)
|Budget Amount *help
¥3,800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,800,000)
Fiscal Year 1994 : ¥700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥700,000)
Fiscal Year 1993 : ¥1,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1992 : ¥2,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,100,000)
The prevalence of senile dementia inGifu population over 65 years of age was 3.8<plus-minus>0.4%. According to the survey haven any share in by mental doctors, the prevalence in Gifu was 4.2<plus-minus>0.5%. The number of female patients was more than male patients, but there was no statistically siginificant difference in gender. The proportion of aging patients, especially female patients over 75 years of age, was increasing. The causes of senile dementia were unknown senile dementia and cardiovasular disorder, but cardiovasular disorder dominated unknown senile dementia in male and unknown senile dementia dominated cardiovascular disorder in fem
Host factors (statistically high Odds ratio) in the patient group were anamnesis of cardiovascular disease, sequelae of disorders in the legs and arms or aphasia, and the charactors before occurrence of dementia (shy, passion, sticly, weak will). Environmental factors in patient group were no friend, no speak, no hobby, low school career, hea
vy drinking (over 3 GOU/day), heavy smoking (ovre 20 pieces/day), no health examinee, no health activity and sudden change of life (new adress, death of relations, and inpatient).
The investigation on medical facilities, welfare facilities or health man power was carried in 99 city-town-villege in Gifu. It is considered that medical facilities or welfare facilities should be arranged reasonablly in the secondary districts (including several health center districts), rather t han arranging in each town-village. Health man power should be stationed not only in the proportion of district population, but also in the proportion of the district area.
It is important that countermeasures to the old people including patients with senile dementia should be taken to cope with reseonable arrangement of facilities, desirable disposition of health man power and establishment of network system of healthy activity-medical cure-welfare. With emphasis to prevent diseases, it is reqested that facilities with various therapies, especially naturopathy or homeopathy, are established in health resort. Less