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A Spanish study on carer sick of Alzheimer's patients
23 May 2017 @ 11:20

       I have just found an important news for Alzheimer's caresick: "94% of Alzheimer's patients are cared for by relatives". This news seems important to me, because it is only fair that we all must keep  the great work in mind, that these caregivers do, who are normally family members and have scarce economic resources.

      94% of Alzheimer's patients are cared for, at home, by family caregivers, whose personal, social and economic situation is relegated to the background, and the Spanish Alzheimer's Confederation (CEAFA) has presented a study, with 78 proposals, for Improve the quality of life of these caregivers.

      With the title “Consequences of Alzheimer's disease in the family caregiver”, the President of CEAFA, Cheles Cantabrana, has delivered this study to the General Director of the Institute of Older and Social Services (IMSERSO), Carmen Balfagón, who has stressed that "No one misses the drama of Alzheimer's disease, not only for the patient who suffers it, but also for the people around him".

Cheles Cantabrana

Carmen Balfagón

        "We must support and reinforce these family caregivers because they are irreplaceable and, therefore, will form part of that National Alzheimer's Plan, which will be completed this year, as an indispensable part in addressing this pathology, in our society",  she added.

      The objective of the CEAFA study was to know the personal, social, economic and labor situation of the caregiver, to articulate the necessary proposals, that allow him to reconcile his dimension, as a caregiver, and his personal life.

      In this regard, its President afirms that "this is the first time that a study speaks about the person behind a caregiver. Therefore, we present 78 proposals that are framed in three main axes: the first, focused on making the person over the caregiver; secondly, proposals aimed at public administrations, to optimize public systems of public health  protection;  and third, proposals aimed at compromising society”.

      Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disease, that generates a great dependence. In most cases, the family cares for these patients and, in 76% of cases, the caregivers are women, over 50 years of age. According to CEAFA, the average cost of caring for a person with alzhéimer is around 31,000 euros per year. At this moment it is estimated that there are 1,200,000 patients of Alzheimer's, in Spain.

      This study also had the collaboration of CINFA, whose President, Enrique Ordieres, stresses that "Alzheimer's is not only a disease, it is a social problem that affects us all. This study focuses on these caregivers, who are the great forgotten of this disease".

      I am glad that this study exists, to give a little protagonism to the caregivers, who deserve a lot of respect, for the great work they do every day.

      Well, I hope that you have liked this article too.

      Until my next post, kind regards,


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