I've just joined this forum today and I wondered if I could ask you for 5 minutes of your time. I am currently studying for my NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (besides being a full time carer for my mother who has Alzheimer's disease).

I would like your opinion on NICE's decision to only prescribe Alzheimer's drugs to people in the moderate stages of the disease and not when they are newly diagnosed.

Are you in this situation now and have just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease?
How do you feel?
Would you purchase the drugs privately?
If you are already on the medication do you think they it helps?

Please feel free to let me know what you think/feel, I won't be mentioning anyone's names in my assignment and it is all confidential.

Thank you for your time.