Finding a cure or way to slow down the progression of the disease would require $2 billion in yearly funds, said William Thies, chief medical and scientific officer for theAlzheimer's Association.
"Without the spending in that range ($2 billion), we're not going to see the progress we need to see," he said. He adds that the last successful research to find a treatment for a symptom of the disease was in 2003. "You can't make progress with the sort of investments made to date."
If we don't care about these persons maybe we should put them in prison for their own good.
Go ahead, imagine yourself living alone with dementia. How does it feel?
Most Alzheimer's caregivers swear they can't leave a person who is deeply forgetful alone for a short period of time without them becoming -- deeply scared, confused, and/or angry.
When I read this morning that about
one out of every seven persons suffering from Alzheimer's lives alone I shuddered
. I immediately asked myself, how does this make me feel? Shocked, angry, confused, disconcerted? Nauseous. That means inclined to vomit.