The Publication of Data on Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults and Risk of Dementia Gives Rise to Broadening this Issue on Problems of Patient's Overall Life TrajectoriesAndrzej Brodziak1*, Alicja Różyk–Myrta2 and Agnieszka Wolińska2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Prof. Andrzej Brodziak
Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
13 Koscielna St
41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 12, 2016; Accepted date: August 04, 2016; Published date: August 06, 2016
Citation: Brodziak A, Rózyk–Myrta A, Wolinska A (2016) The Publication of Data on Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults and Risk of Dementia Gives Rise to Broadening this Issue on Problems of Patient's Overall Life Trajectories. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 5: 330. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000330
Copyright: © 2016 Brodziak A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Recent publications of data on the trajectories of depressive symptoms prompted the authors to consider the advisability of widening the debate on the possibilities of setting and recording 'general, overall trajectories of life'. The authors set themselves the goal of formulating the outline of a method for determining the overall trajectory of life and ways of presenting such a data set. The authors argue that if the trajectory of life concerns aspects related to the estimation of health, then the most concise and useful way of its presentation is to formulate the so-called 'Sequence of adverse life events' that led to the illness or health disaster. The authors cite an example of such a record. They also emphasize that considering the general trajectory of life requires not only the use of methods arising from neural sciences (autobiographic memory) and various schools of psychology, but that it is very useful to refer to distinguished literary (cultural) works.