Written by Maria Rosado
Valladolid, September 21 (EFE).- It is estimated that about 60,000 people in Castilla y León suffer from Alzheimer’s, three times if their caregivers are taken into account, in the binomial that should be the axis of action, since it is expected. That begs for data in 2050, especially in a community with the highest life expectancy in Spain.
This was highlighted on the World Day of the Disease today, Wednesday, which this year focused on the demand to investigate the full itinerary of this dementia at all stages of evolution and with both biomedical and social and social-health research. Defended the president of the regional federation of associations of relatives and patients with Alzheimer’s in the community, AFACAYLE, Domingo Aceves.
In a law of the Ministry of Family and Equal Opportunities with the assistance of Eduardo Garcia and Javier Vadillo of Health Assistance, Aceves emphasized that this binomial requirement must be met, to advance first. Identifying and guaranteeing an adequate budget allocation for research in terms of quality and quantity.
From the experience of caring for several relatives with Alzheimer’s for almost 14 years, the president of AFACAYLE admits that the most difficult task is to be aware of what you have at home, “to assimilate it”, since they are close people, and you do not know when Sick people are going to persist and you need to pay attention to them.
Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia in the world and one of the most disabling. In Castilla y León alone, of 111,000 dependent people, 42 percent have some form of dementia.
Collected from AFACAYLE are the demands of this World Day of the National Confederation, CEAFA, which influence this commitment to research and create awareness in society about the role and relevance of different types of research applied or adapted to evolution. Dementia
“That is, in their journey, which begins before the appearance of the first symptoms and extends even after the death of the sick person; and, thus, in the eyes of the research there must be a binomial formed by the person with the disease and the person who cares for them in the family environment”, says Aceves.
“Because it’s not just about investigating a disease but discovering how to help affected people live with their condition with a minimal level of quality of life, at least when there’s no cure or remedy available to make it chronic or stop its progression. This Diseases. Neurodegenerative diseases,” he added.
Target: 1% of GDP for dementia
Aceves recalls that caring for people with Alzheimer’s in Spain reaches 3% of the annual GDP, so “it is not unreasonable to allocate 1% of that GDP as a horizon for research on Alzheimer’s and other dementias.”
Both Health and Family and Equal Opportunity reviewed resources available in the community for primary care and diagnosis of these patients, both individual plans for caring for people with dementia and programs for care planning and adherence to treatment; Like programs for caring for caregivers.
The bet is that these people can continue in their homes if they decide with the support they need, as an alternative to the traditional model of institutionalization; and to advance new technologies such as smart walkers or social robots.EFE
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