Cuban government will build homes for elderly Alzheimer's patients
- Submitted by: Camila
- 12 / 16 / 2014
Cuban government plans to open nursing homes for Alzheimer's patient from 2015, and spread. One of every 10 Cubans over 65 years develops some sort of delirium, according to a study on the impact of dementia in older adults conducted between 2002 and 2012 by specialists from the Ministry of Public Health.
The head of the national program of the Elderly, Social Support and Mental Health of the ministry, Alberto Fernández Seco, explained that these houses, unlike traditional, will have a specialized nurse care for people with mental imbalances and assistants social to help the sick in their daily activities.
The Government has allocated 66 million pesos (equivalent to US $ 2.6 million) for the repair and maintenance of the "Houses of Grandparents" and also bound for the implementation of the new modality in the management of patients with Alzheimer's.
Recent studies predict that the disease will affect some 270,000 Cubans 2030.
The aging trend of the Cuban population is a phenomenon that the authorities of the Island was rated as "very complex", as it leads the country to become in a few years one of the oldest populations in Latin America.
Source: Diario de Cuba