A Strong Voice for Croydon Central - Gavin Barwell MP
Home
News
Help me
Campaigns
Biography
Contact me

Some good news for people suffering with Alzheimer's
08/10/2010 06:06:00

Yesterday, the National Institute for Heath and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published draft guidance which, if it is confirmed, would make three drugs - Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl - available on the NHS for people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (they are currently restricted to people in the moderate stages) and make a fourth drug - Ebixa, which isn't currently available on the NHS at all - available to people in the moderate to late stages.

These treatments don't work for everyone but they do enable many people to recognise their loved ones for longer. I lost my Dad to Alzheimer's so I can tell you from personal experience how much that means.

Many congratulations to the Alzheimer's Society, which has been campaigning for this decision since the treatments were controversially restricted in 2007.

Comment on this issue

Your Name   Your email address
 
 
Your comments    
   
     
   
     

 

 

Commenting on my blog

I welcome readers' comments on my blog. Unfortunately, sometimes people go too far and use blog sites to post comments which are abusive or defamatory to third parties. For this reason, your comments, posted using the form on this page, don't appear until they have been moderated, to make sure that they don't cross that line.

My policy is that I will always let comments appear from people who disagree with me, in a spirit of promoting reasoned debate. However, I will not allow comments to be posted which are defamatory to someone else, or which are racist, sexist, homophobic or otherwise likely to fail a 'public decency' test.

Consequently, there may be some hours delay after you post your comment until it appears on the public pages.

     
Gavin Barwell, 133 Wickham Road, CR0 8TE, Tel  020 8663 8741      © Gavin Barwell  2019       Promoted by Ian Parker on behalf of Gavin Barwell, both at 36 Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2LG