‘Our country is getting old’: the man changing how Brazil sees dementia

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When his grandmother was diagnosed, Fernando Peres realised how ill prepared countries like Brazil are for treating dementia

It took one year and countless visits to various doctors in Porto Alegre, in southern Brazil, for Fernando Peres to find out what was behind his grandmother’s strange behaviour.

After undergoing clinical tests, Peres’s grandmother, Nilva Aguzzoli, 73 at the time, attended a doctor’s appointment with her grandson to get the results. Two minutes before the end of the 15-minute appointment, the doctor announced that his grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease before standing up and bidding them farewell.

Continue reading…Global development | The Guardian

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