There are many people who are fearful of being affected with brain diseases like dementia and Alzheimer, Fiona Phillips is one of them. She lost her mum and dad to Alzheimer. Fiona Phillips is just 51 and she is fearful that she might be having only five more years to live.
The fear of being affected with Alzheimer is on rise as effective medications have not yet been brought. Many think that people in the 80s are prone of being affected with the diseases. However, the fact is when a person crosses the middle age, he or she are vulnerable to the diseases.
Fiona Phillips is Mirror columnist. She was reported as saying, “I worry. I keep thinking that I might only have five years left. When people say they might be around until their 80s, I just don’t think that…But it is making me think I’d better make the most of life so that’s positive, I suppose”.
With the pursuit of saying lives from dementia, a group of researchers have called for further studies over the effectiveness of the treatment of disease. Previous studies have should that the current medication of dementia puts the life of the patients at risk.
Fiona Phillips believes that the powerful medication given to her death during his stay at the psychiatric hospital have led to his death. She said that the drug used to anesthetize her father and consequently led to his death.
He was had been taken drugs for just two months before succumbing to death. Fiona Phillips said that looking at the deteriorating condition of his father she asked the medical staff to stop the medications. But it didn’t help much and the poor old man succumbed to death.