Modern medicine has let us cheat death. We can replace organs, take pills to stave off heart disease, cure many cancers, and control previously fatal conditions such as diabetes. As a result, the average life expectancy is 80, whereas 100 years ago it was 52. Yet now, if these other illnesses don’t get us, it seems that dementia will.
than 800,000 Britons suffer from some form of the disease, with 75 per
cent of them having Alzheimer’s. All lead to mental decline, memory
loss, speech and movement problems, and death.
world’s bestselling medication for Alzheimer’s (AD) is donepezil,
marketed as Aricept until its UK patent ran out last month – and it’s
now 80 per cent cheaper as a result.
Source - Daily Mail