The Issues Of Alzheimer 's Disease

2537 WordsJul 10, 201511 Pages
Picture this! - being a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, thoroughly respecting the law, working as a public servant and faithfully paying taxes then being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease as a senior only to soon be disheartened by the fact that the Ministry of Health provides the poorest and most deficient of services for persons suffering in similar circumstances. Of course this is a reality for too many local citizens today. When questions such as the one above are asked it stands as an offense to the entire concept of basic humanitarian principles such as benevolence, compassion or basic human kindness. Simple humanitarian principles that one could only hope are regarded upon highly by the various Ministries of the Government. As the title suggests, it is the direct and primary responsibility of the Ministry of Health (of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago) to serve the public honourably, within the boundaries of moral criterions by determinedly using effective methods to rectify concerns, issues or dilemmas threatening the health (both mental and physical security) of residents. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that not only encourages chaos in the lives of its helpless victims but also reduces the levels of comfort for caregivers as they would be constantly worrying and concerned about the health of the patient. The Ministry of Health estimates that there are about 10,000 persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Trinidad is a land with a rising population of
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