The first of a seven part series on the FAQs on Alzheimer's disease and dementia
Harold's wife has dementia and he cares for her full time. He explains how a one-off carer's grant payment of 200 pounds has made a difference to him and his wife.
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It’s been 27 years since the Alzheimer’s Association issued its last set of guidelines for identifying and defining Alzheimer’s disease. Now, researchers have new data which has separated the disease into three stages.
The Pre-clinical stage is the time up to 10 years before any symptoms occur. Stage two, Cognitive Impairment, refers to the stage when mild signs begin to become prevalent. Finally, Dementia is the period most people are familiar with, when memory and brain function suffer the most.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks down the logic behind the new guidelines for CBS’ Early Show.
Ashton- “Well the bulk of research Chris, in Alzheimer’s disease, is really centering on that Preclinical phase ... The thinking now is that Alzheimer’s disease really represents a progressive disorder that really exists on a continuum or spectrum of time where people can have disease way before it’s actually apparent...”
Once the disease is properly identified, CNN’s Madison Park says a patient has more options and possibilities.
Park- “Current therapies usually don't make much difference. The aim of identifying the disease earlier is to get patients in the pipeline for research for future treatment. When the disease isn't identified until later in its progression, patients are more impaired and treatments are even less effective.”
While the medical world is excited about the new progress, Dr. Marc Siegel tells Fox News, patients and doctors need to be cautious about using the new guidelines. He argues this is a step in the right direction, but not a medical breakthrough.
Siegel- “You can already see a downside to this because you might be saying as I’m saying this, you might be thinking well wait a minute, what about people getting misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Especially since we don’t have any good, proven treatments to offer them yet. So this is more of a research tool in my opinion.”
The new guidelines were released just as Capitol Hill debates how to provide better care for Alzheimer’s patients. A writer for the New York Times explains how even the current budget fight could affect Alzheimer’s research.
“The drive to diagnose Alzheimer’s before it has progressed into profound dementia is also reflected in a bill introduced in Congress this month, which would create specific Medicare cost codes for Alzheimer’s diagnosis, including steps involving discussions between the patient’s doctor and caregivers, a recognition that keeping family members well-informed can result in better planning and care.”
That wasn’t the only study released this week on Alzheimer's. Another found pre-Alzheimer patients struggled with simple things -- like detecting little white lies.
“Healthy older participants did fine at distinguishing the truth from lies. But older adults with dementia affecting their frontal lobes — the seat of judgment and self-control in the brain — had a hard time telling the difference between sarcasm, lies and truth.”
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“End Credits” is an independent documentary by Marc Cosyns and Alexander Decommere, shot and finished in 2012. The filmmakers point their camera at euthanasia in practice, ten years since the Belgian law was finalized in 2002. The film had premières in Ghent and Antwerp on January 24th and 26th, 2013.
Since 2002, euthanasia is legal in Belgium. Still, anno 2013, there are a lot of questions unanswered. What is possible? What is accepted? For whom? And what lies beyond euthanasia? Lydia Chagoll outlines what made the legalisation of euthanasia possible, while Maddy Buysse symbolizes a possible future.
The filmmakers follow Adelin and Eva, two very different people who are at the dawn of the end of their lives.
Adelin, 83 years old, is confronted with dementia, while Eva, 34, wants her unbearable and never ending mental suffering to stop. Both people ask for help with and care for a decent farewell and passing away. Through organ donation, Eva would like to add meaning to her death.
A group of individuals who follow, study and understand the Belgian law of euthanasia, give us their insights on these complex issues.
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Today we are talking about an Alzheimer's disease. What is Alzheimer? Short-term memory loss is an early sign of Alzheimer’s (Dementia).