Prevention is key for many diseases: cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's...
by Mason Grant, Guest Writer for Wake Up World, 30 January 2014
In the last few decades, almost $40 billion has been spent worldwide on trying to develop a breakthrough drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, yet we still don’t have anything that can slow down, let alone stop, the disease. The pharmaceutical industry has left patients and their families in the hopeless position of waiting on drug treatment for a disease desperately needing investments in prevention.
What’s so cruel is that no one has ever made it clear to patients or their families that treatment options are not the only route to help victims or those predisposed to this disease.
There are other options.
Prevention Is Key
Professor David Smith, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at Oxford University and a top dementia expert, states that there are things that can be done to improve the situation right now — but governments, charities and other research bodies need to make a long overdue switch to a new strategy: preventing the disease.