This post references to two individuals who are very close to Alzheimer’s Disease. One of these individuals is Sandy Halperin, DDS, an Alzheimer’s sufferer who has recently published a book on his real life experiences with the Disease. The other is Seth Rogen, who recently addressed the US Senate on the subject. Mr. Rogen’s Mother-in-law suffers with the Disease. The idea of having a well known celebrity discuss such an important topic certainly brings needed attention to the subject. Also, when a book on an important issue is published, this too can muster needed attention. However, what about the other 5 million sufferers in the USA? For the most part, these folks only have their families, caregivers and physicians advocating for them. We can only hope that the important messages of Dr. Halperin and Mr. Rogen reach many with the intention of informing, fund raising, and research. Once our elected officials classify this insidious disease with the same priority of other diseases, Alzheimer’s may receive the necessary attention and funding it so deserves.
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