Appoint a champion of nonpharmacological approaches to the National Advisory Panel on Alzheimer’s
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Appoint a champion of nonpharmacological approaches to the National Advisory Panel on Alzheimer’s

    1. Petition by

      John Zeisel

      Woburn, MA

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In the name of science and further research, there is a movement taking place to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease long before those being diagnosed show any cognitive or behavioral symptoms.  Although these tests are presented as limited to research purposes, they are highly likely to be employed in everyday practice. For the millions who will receive this early diagnosis tomorrow and the millions living with a dementia diagnosis today, early diagnosis presents a major ethical dilemma: What to do with a diagnosis if no medications are available that stop the progress of the disease?  The nonpharmacological paradigm and its associated interventions represent a clear solution to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and thus an ethical way to respond to the call for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

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    • Caroline Keating NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Both my mother and my brother died of Pic's Disease after years in a living hell.

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    • Myra Ranny Goldfarb NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      My father had Alzheimers. It is a terrible disease.

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    • diana Armstrong MOSCOW, ID
      • almost 3 years ago

      The wholistic non-pharm approaches work better. And, the big pharm industry, like big oil, big banks, big military, is BAD for people and the planet.

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    • Alison Righter CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I received and email from a very dear and long term friend whose mother is an alzheimer's patient.

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    • Kirsten Antonelli LOS GATOS, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      As a worker in a dementia day care I saw first hand the benefits of art, music, social intereaction, exercise, etc. Drugs can be a great help but let's not miss the opportunity to employ every possible resource particularly those that are so simple and accessible.

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