translated from Spanish: In Mexico there are one million people with Alzheimer’s

At least one million people in Mexico have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the National Institute of Geriatrics (INger), of these, only 1 percent receive medical care in institutions, says Luis Miguel Gutiérrez Robledo. The specialist clarified that having patients in institutions dedicated to Alzheimer’s care is not the appropriate response either, since they do not represent a significant advantage to improve their health. According to the specialist, there are in Mexico less than one thousand 500 houses that are dedicated to the care of older adults and reside in between 20 thousand and 25 thousand people. He clarified that in the family environment there are also no necessary tools to care for people with Alzheimer’s or there is a lack of support to do so properly. The specialist said that currently with the necessary tools a patient with suspected Alzheimer’s can be diagnosed in just 10 minutes, however, the diagnosis is made late in 90 percent of cases. Alzheimer’s can take up to 30 years to develop before it begins to manifest itself, going unnoticed until the symptoms are very evident. Read more: World Alzheimer’s Day: you can suffer from the age of 35: IMSS Falls roof of the temple of the Virgen del Pueblito in Jalisco

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