With more and more individuals being diagnosed with this horrendous disease – in one form or another – most people would like to know what exactly is being done about it. As far as caregivers go, we are experiencing more and more types of Dementias – even while they are still being diagnosed!
It wasn’t until two years ago that the President of the United States, Barack Obama, announced the National Plan to address Alzheimer’s disease. It was the intention of the President and his cabinet to expand the research in this area and in relation Dementia areas so that some sort of prevention and treatment may be determined (if any). At the time and thereafter, there have been a number of promising drugs that were discovered in some clinical trials.
The Plan was established in order to try to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease and other Dementias by the year 2025. Everyone involved and otherwise would love this national strategy overcome the disease that happens in the minds of so many elderly folks.
The problem is that the brain is still quite undiscovered. We know that we only use a portion of it, but can we reroute things if other things are damaged? This is still new ground that is being sought out.
For now, the best that we caregivers can offer is to show our clients that With Age Comes Respect!