The Irish Independent article A man is dead in a Brisbane hospital after he died in the ICU following a stroke, with the cause yet to be established.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects around 1 per cent of the world’s population, with around 3 million people living with the disease in Australia.
The man’s family has launched a fundraising campaign to help with his funeral expenses.
“We’re really just asking for help and we want to get it over the line as quickly as possible,” family friend Susan MacLeod said.
“There’s a lot of people who are going through this but he’s been so brave for the last few weeks.”
A fundraising campaign has been launched to help pay for the funeral costs of the man who died after a stroke.
Susan MacLeod has been working with the family of a man who recently died from AD.
“I think it’s really important that people know that it’s something that can be dealt with very quickly,” Ms MacLeod told ABC Radio Brisbane.
“You can get treatment within days.
I’ve seen a couple of people that have been there for a week and a half.”
The man, who was in his mid-60s, had been taking part in a range of physical activity classes for his Parkinson’s disease, including walking, running, swimming and cycling.
“He was really into his fitness and just wanted to be healthy,” Ms McLeod said of the young man.
“The doctor thought it was a bit weird, but after a few minutes, he was actually able to do something about it.”
The family said the man was a keen cyclist, and he had recently become involved in a community bike club.
“His friends and family have been quite impressed with his dedication and work ethic,” Ms Mackie said.
The Queensland Department of Health said it was not aware of any known cases of the disease spreading to other people.
The Australian Capital Territory Health Department said it did not have any information about the man’s death.
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