Saturday, January 28, 2012
Two weeks ago we passed the third anniversary of my mom's death. It was a bittersweet day of memories; of both a healthy mom and a sick mom. In three years we haven't come any closer to a cure. I worry about this disease and the affect it will have on this country as the baby boomer generation ages. It is going to be a tidal wave of dementia I'm afraid. The President wants a cure by 2025. But Congress wants to cut spending for everything, who is going to fund this research? No one wants to pay more taxes and those with money are lobbying against increasing taxes. Researchers don't work for free and companies need cash infusion to work on a cure. I'm told that Alzheimer's is complex disease; finding a cure it going to take time and lots of research. Meanwhile more succumb and more are diagnosed every day. Caregivers are stretched to the limits. I don't know what the answer is in a time where people are struggling to find jobs. It's a heartbreaking dilemma that will not be solved quickly.