One morning last month, Vrajlal Parmar got up, washed and dressed himself, and at 10am boarded the council minibus to a nearby leisure centre.
In the evening, the 67-year-old former production line worker from London took the bus home. Nothing
remarkable there — except that nearly a year earlier Mr Parmar had been
diagnosed as being in the late stages of Alzheimer’s.
He’d been given the standard pencil
and paper test — called the Mini Mental State Examination — that doctors
use to diagnose Alzheimer’s and measure how it’s progressing. A healthy person would score 30.
letter Mr Parmar’s family got back from the Cognitive Disorders Clinic
at University College London stated that he was ‘too severely affected
to score anything at all’. Any drug treatment would be ineffective.
Source - Daily Mail