Caring for people
Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia in which there is a continuous deterioration in the mental abilities of the person. The intellectual and social abilities of the patients are altered to such an extent that it makes their daily life and that of their relatives difficult: their memory and judgement diminish, causing a state of disorientation and a transformation of their personality.
Worldwide, an estimated 50 million people suffer from dementia. Unfortunately, this number is skyrocketing with a new patient every 3 seconds. More than 152M patients are expected by 2050 at an estimated total cost to the community of $2 billion per year (source: Alzheimer's Disease International, World Alzheimer Report 2018).
Why do we care about Alzheimer's disease?
In Luxembourg, this form of dementia currently affects almost 11,000 people, and three times as many if relatives are included.
Our Lions club realised that the care of these people by the Dependency Insurance is very limited in the early stages of the disease and decided to provide financial assistance in collaboration with health professionals.