The company’s insurance and pension Surne has sponsored the publication of a book which is a complete guide to Alzheimer’s, destined for caregivers and family members of those affected by a degenerative disease that occurs in 6% of the population over 65 years of age and 30% of those over 80. According to this book, in Spain there are more than 800. 000 people sick and worldwide it is estimated that it will occur in 2020 around 24 million affected. Written by Santiago Martin Duarte specialist, Alzheimer’s disease. Caring for with tenderness, is the patient who will explain in first person what is the disease, its causes, diagnosis and treatment. The book deals with the psychological aspect of the relationship with the patient and the care of the caregiver, providing tips and procedures to prevent evils as the strains and stress. It also includes a guide to health resources and a glossary of terms related to the disease and their care.
The approach to this disease and help that represents the workbook for those who live it’s nearby are the main reasons that have led to Surne to sponsor five hundred copies have circulated among its partners with your name. According to its President, Alberto Uriarte, El Alzheimer’s raises important medical and social challenges linked to the ageing of the population, and undergoes an ordeal the family of thousands of affected environment. This book is an important contribution to the daily living with the disease and from Surne pretend that its diffusion reaches our environment. This entity has organized a presentation at the Museum of fine arts of Bilbao, which has counted with the presence of his Excellency. Bilbao Mayor Inaki Azkuna and a large attendance. Santiago Martin Duarte, who entered the book and has answered the questions raised by the public in a conversation open about the disease, participated in the ceremony.