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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Antidote for the Alzheimer's Epidemic: An Ounce of Will ad a Pound of Pragmatism

Surely, you’ve all read the grim reports about Alzheimer’s disease. The advancing age of the US population will usher forth an Alzheimer’s epidemic in the coming decade. The emotional toll of this epidemic will be immeasurable, and the financial impact could bankrupt the Medicare system.
That dire version of the story might sell newspapers, but it doesn’t really reflect the available options to a nation with a will to fight back. The good news is: we can manage this problem. And no elusive scientific discoveries are required to do so. We merely need to implement the medical knowledge that is already in hand.

This short summary outlines the pragmatic steps necessary to close the gap between the state of current medical knowledge and the lagging standard of care that is routinely practiced in primary care settings. We can avert this looming threat with an ounce of public will and a pound of pragmatism.

Read more...Brain Today

1 comment:

  1. Having alzheimer' can be very challneging disease to live with. I think it is great that there are alzheimer care services out there. Many seniors become depressed if they get put into senior living homes which is why it is great to have a service that comes and caters to their needs at their own home.


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