Friday, May 18, 2012

First 'National Alzheimer's Plan' shines light on curing, caring, airing

Out now is the first-ever countrywide blueprint for battling Alzheimer's disease, an illness that haunts millions personally and impacts tens of millions chillingly. Three prime directives in the recently adopted National Alzheimer's Plan are finding the best tactics and strategies for preventing it, treating Alzheimer's when it hits, and strengthening public awareness of this dreadful disease.

Along with this call to action comes the grim news -- Living alone with Alzheimer's tough choice for all -- that upward of a million folks with Alzheimer's are fighting it on their own. In fact, one of every seven people so devastated live alone. The ache of solitary living, having to struggle through an existence all too often off everyone else's radar, has been chronicled in this space here just recently. HDC Advance devotees (and surely no clear-thinking soul amongst us would dare admit to living outside that estimable enclave) will recollect when this very blog-space not more than a couple of weeks back spoke of loneliness, specifically, the loneliness besetting all too many senior citizens -- Friends indeed for secluded senior citizens -- May 4, 2012.

* Articles and other websites
* Alzheimer's Foundation of America

To read this story in Spanish, please click here.
Photo: PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease via Wikimedia Commons