President Obama to provide federal fu...

President Obama to provide federal funding for Alzheimer's programs

There are 4 comments on the Medical News story from Dec 26, 2011, titled President Obama to provide federal funding for Alzheimer's programs. In it, Medical News reports that:

As the world's leading voluntary health organization advocating for Alzheimer's care, support and research, the Alzheimer's Association is pleased that Congress and President Obama have responded to calls by the Alzheimer's Association on behalf of people with Alzheimer's disease , caregivers, health professionals and researchers, to provide ... (more)

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Jimmy Soprano

Medina, OH

#1 Dec 27, 2011
This is one thing Republicans and Democrats should be able to "ALWAYS" agree on: We need a CURE for Alzheimer's Disease NOW!!! Alzheimer's Disease strikes younger adults, as well as older adults! Look at the Tennessee Volunteers' Coach, Pat Summitt! She has Alzheimer's Disease @ 59 years old! I know others who have gotten Alzheimer's Disease at 35 and 49 years old! I almost hope somebody really famous like Al Pacino, Michael Douglas or Sean Connery get Alzheimer's Disease so society can see how devastating this disease is on the victim and caregiver, and how this disease should be taken seriously, and how more funding should go to this, more than AIDS and Cancer because Doctors and Scientists haven't even discovered how people get Alzheimer's Disease, nor have they come up with a product that can slow it down from taking your whole memory and then dying from it at the end! We need a CURE NOW!
cjrian

United States

#2 Dec 27, 2011
Alzheimer's is no respector of ones station in life

There have been many famous people who've succumbed, many imminently recognizable

Ronald Reagan, 40th President
Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Pionneer
Norman Rockwell, artist
Sugar Ray Robinson, boxer
Otto Preminger, director
Peter Falk, actor
Charlton Heston actor and political activist
Raul Silva Henriquez, Roman Catholic cardinal, human rights advocate
Rita Hayworth, actress
Barry Goldwater, Senator of Arizona, Presidential Candidate
Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister
E.B. White, author (Charlotte's Web)
Burgess Meredith, actor
Arlene Francis, actress
James Doohan, actor
Perry Como, Singer/entertainer
Aaron Copland, composer
Charles Bronson, actor/film director

Inroads to this disease are being made, but like cancer, it is a complex and elusive disease with malfunction(s) at the molecular level, which the scientific community is only now beginning to "see" clearly.
Jimmy Soprano

Medina, OH

#3 Dec 27, 2011
Why isn't the Scientific community informing the public that certain Supplements like Huperzine A, Ceylon Cinnamon, Sage, Co-E1 Enada, Turmeric Curcumin, B-6, B-12, Folic Acid, N-Acetyl Cysteine and Alpha Lipoic Acid can either prevent you from ever getting Alzheimer's Disease or these Supplements can slow the progression of the disease? Answer: Because these Supplements cannot be patented, and as a result, Doctors, Scientists and Pharmaceutical Companies can't charge an Ungodly amount of money for that "miracle" pill, and become rich! Even though the people stated above were imminently famous, it will take a Superstar like Al Pacino, Michael Douglas or Sean Connery to get Alzheimer's Disease before people of every generation begins to take this disease seriously, they begin to put serious money behind finding a Cure and they keep a watchful eye that Doctors, Scientists and Pharmaceutical Companies aren't dragging their feet when it comes to finding a cure, so they can monopolize that product and price gauge that product to the point where poor to middle class individuals cannot afford the cure, all in hopes that infinite wealth will follow! Alzheimer's Disease must be taken seriously! Contrary to what the media tells us, it strikes people of "ALL AGES, NOT JUST SENIOR CITIZENS!!!"
liza

Fairmont, WV

#6 Mar 8, 2012
Right here, right now, their are people affected
by this terrible disease

Its past time for the help these people need,

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