Care for Czech Alzheimer's sufferers lags behind Western Europe

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Alzheimer's disease affects many elderly people throughout the world. Tragically, the disease remains incurable, and is often devastating both for patients and their families. To make matters worse, specialised care and support in the Czech Republic still lags behind that available in Western Europe.

Alzheimer's disease affects many elderly people throughout the world. Tragically, the disease remains incurable, and is often devastating both for patients and their families. To make matters worse, specialised care and support in the Czech Republic still lags behind that available in Western Europe. Iva Holmerova is the head of Prague's Centre for Geriatric Care: Unfortunately, as Alzheimer's disease is not yet recognized as a major concern, there is no program currently in place to soften the financial burden of medical and care assistance. This has fallen on the shoulders of the family and friends of those affected by this disease: