The Meaning of the Care in the Elderly Person, Takes Charge does not Recognize Fragmentations
Keywords:Cure and caring, Old persons, Defragmenting care
AbstractThis paper describes the most important points regulating old person care. A precondition is the evaluation of complexity as a structural characteristic since aging involves many different domains (somatic, psychological, socio-economical) strictly interacting. The paper discusses also the differences between the traditional approach of “cure” and that of “caring”, since only the latter allows a real long time follow up of frail subjects and the possibility of assuring a good quality of life in the late ages. Moreover, caring the elderly with health problems is grounded on the capability to mediate to different approaches, ie “precision medicine” and “personalized medicine”.