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"Let doctors help dying patients end lives"

The commission itself has faced accusations of partiality because it was funded by Sir Terry Pratchett, the author who has early-onset Alzheimer's affliction, and chaired by Lord Falconer, both long-standing supporters of assisted suicide.

Welsh Assembly hears statment on Older People's Commissioner for Wales ...

A goodly amount of work is already under way to improve dementia services in Wales, including targets that have been set for the NHS to crop the time between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis and treatment. These intelligent targets are also

Police to target domestic abuse among older couples

Police to target domestic abuse among older couples A spokesman for Essex enforce force said: "We take all domestic abuse seriously, including that involving older people, and recognise the additional risks that defect, loss of mobility or onset of dementia can pose. "We try to identify the potential

Apathy Is a Risk Factor for Mortality in Nursing Home Patients

Apathy is common in nursing home (NH) patients with dementia and is repeatedly found to be the most prevalent neuropsychiatric symptom. Apathy is defined by diminished or lack of motivational, goal-directed behavior, and a lack of cognition and emotional affect. Apathy leads to reduced interest and participation in the main activities of daily living, diminished initiative, early withdrawal from initiated activities, indifference, and flattening of affect.

Over the last two decades, more scientific knowledge has become available about specific fronto-subcortical systems in the brain that may be highly involved in apathy. Disruptions in these systems are found in patients with frontal lobe damage resulting from, for instance, (early-onset) dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, or multiple sclerosis. Fronto-subcortical circuits also play an important role in neurological disorders involving the basal ganglia such as Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. The neurodegenerative diseases and acquired brain injuries mentioned here are highly prevalent in patients receiving long-term NH care and the widespread clinical manifestation of apathy in NH-patients is thought to be related.

What is the point of this?

From Times OnlineDecember 22, 2008

GPs will be trained to spot dementia
Every GP will be trained to spot the early signs of dementia under government plans to improve the quality of life of those with Alzheimer’s disease.

The point of it is to make sure that they all know about dementia

This doesn't answer the question directly but may help in the fight against Alzheimers and Dementia. A study carried out in the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne discovered that the drinking of green or black teacan improve memory loss and could have