I’m sure you won’t disagree with my belief that the responsibility of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia is greatly underestimated and underappreciated by nearly everyone, except for the families themselves.
This leaves families struggling to succeed under the most complex of situations.
Government downplays and seemingly ignores Alzheimer’s disease
The media doesn’t get it – if it were transmitted by a mosquito, it’s all we would hear about.
We all see a celebrity speak out for the cause, and we desperately hope their voice is the one that opens everyone’s eyes.
Comedian Seth Rogan spoke before an absent Senate Committe to emphasis the devastation he has seen first hand.
Musician Glen Campbell allowed a movie to be made about his personal struggle.
Juliann Moore won an Oscar for her role as a renowned linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in Still Alice.
And each time, the dementia community held it’s breath in hopes that government and society would wake up and take notice.
But each time has now passed, and here we are with another 27,000 new cases of dementia world wide today.
In my recent article on Huffington Post, I talk more about why I believe caregivers are struggling:
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