Fundació ACE, represented by Dr. Boada in the international arena, has today expressed its support to the statement from the patients association Alzheimer Europe regarding COVID-19.
In the statement published on their website, they expose the unequal situation faced by people with dementia in the triage process in the midst of this health emergency.
The text states that "procedures and guidelines aimed at managing insufficient resources in crisis situations, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, may in principle reflect an ethical approach, but care must be taken to avoid the inadvertent and systematic exclusion of people with dementia and hence the failure to protect the rights and lives of some of the more vulnerable members of society."
The statement ends with a list of requests for health systems and authorities to take into account people with dementia in the current complex situation.
Read the full statement.