Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 2010 , Vol 13 (Supplement)
Şerefnur ÖZTÜRK
Selçuk Üniversitesi, Selçuklu Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı Selçuklu- KONYA There is growing healthcare need parallelly to increasing dementia prevalence with aging population over all world. Classification of dementing illnesses can provide more accurate approach during the establishment of healthcare plans and projects. Most common disorders which cause dementia may be different according to socio-geographic distributions and different populations may need different action plans for these disorders. Classifications of dementing disorders may provide a rational information for the action plannes. There are various classifications based on mechanism, pathology, and clinical features. In the individual base, every patient must be evaluated for etiological or patogenetic aspect of the dementing disorder within dementia classifications. Keywords : Dementia; Alzheimer Disease/classifi cation; Alzheimer Disease/etiology