Alzheimer’s illness: A actuality to be reckoned with in Guadeloupe
With the getting old of the inhabitants, Alzheimer’s illness has grow to be a significant public well being challenge for us. 10,000 folks can be affected, however there aren’t any indicators to measure the evolution of the pathology. Furthermore, care stays tough and costly.
In response to geriatricians, 10,000 folks endure from the pathology in Guadeloupe. However in actuality we have no idea the charges of prevalence and incidence, for lack of epidemiological research.
One certainty: Alzheimer’s illness is among the predominant causes of dependency among the many aged. An actual problem by way of public well being for a territory destined to grow to be by 2030, one of many oldest areas of France, if we imagine the demographic forecasts.
The stakes are all of the extra essential since in Guadeloupe we’re confronted with the emergence of neurodegenerative pathologies and since Alzheimer’s illness, recognized as essentially the most frequent type of dementia, additionally impacts younger folks.
Caring for sufferers is dear and specialist Alzheimer’s groups working at house are solely coated by Social Safety for a most of three months out of the 12 months.
Nevertheless, the state of affairs has improved lately, on the degree of the supervisory workers. The medical occupation is extra delicate to this and plenty of coaching modules have been arrange in EHPADs specifically.
Nevertheless, there are nonetheless a couple of darkish spots. That is the case of sure host households, a inexpensive different to EHPADs, not all the time educated within the administration of the illness.
The concept of early detection has additionally gained floor with households, who are actually more and more conscious of the necessity to intervene very early to gradual the development of the illness.
The Guadeloupean singer Misié Sadik devoted a music to Alzheimer’s illness, which his grandmother suffers from.
Confronted with main monetary difficulties, the volunteers of France Alzheimer proceed to function clergymen. A public utility affiliation desperately on the lookout for a spot for psychological help to households.
Today is a chance to tell and lift consciousness about this illness. It additionally makes it potential to pay specific consideration to sick folks, their households, caregivers, but additionally to tell and lift consciousness among the many inhabitants. It’s also a chance to publicize the various actions carried out within the territory all year long and to share scientific and therapeutic advances.
François Lemaistre, president of the France Alzheimer affiliation
Additionally word that as a part of this present day devoted to Alzheimer’s illness, actor Luc Saint-Eloi will current Christian Lara’s movie “AL” which might be screened Friday night on the Ciné Star. A movie about Alzheimer’s illness.
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