Alzheimer's - is civilised society heading for a catastrophic disaster?
Like it or not, everyone is likely to be affected by Alzheimer's disease one way or another - be it as a sufferer, a carer, a relative, a neighbour, or a friend of a sufferer.
Inheritances will be soon be a thing of the past as retirement nest-eggs and homes are lost to the costs of care. Future generations already suffering from poor, if not non-existent pension schemes will have nothing financially to fall back on for their own existence or care when they need it.
As family assets run out everyone will soon be looking to the State - but how many people can the State support long-term before it implodes on itself?
Alzheimer's could see the breakdown of Society as we know it.
Nobody will be exempt from this awful blight on society.
The sooner the Government addresses the issues of this awful disease by providing urgent funding and commitment to finding a cure and by putting long-term coping strategies in place, the better for all.