There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Brain Scans

Acording to there might be a brain scan to spot early warning signs of Alzheimer's available this year. But that will not help people with the disease.
So no help for our love ones yet. There still is no cure. The only thing I see good out of this is maybe getting you on meds to slow Alzheimer's done. The sooner the better. I do believe that. But we need more money and time spent on looking for a cure. And money to care for the 5.4 million already affected by Alzheimer's and for the love ones who care for them. I am sorry I wrote about this before but In 2010 Alzheimer's and Dementia caregivers had 1.9 billion in additional heathcare cost.

I know first hand how heathcare cost can blow through your checking, savings, and or your retirement money. We just need the gov. to realize this. Ok I am done for today. Have a great week.


  1. Hi Karen,
    I hear the frustration in your voice and feel the same way.

    My Mom passed 4 years ago and I still think I might have had her longer if there had been better diagnostic tools and medications for after the fact.

    Hopefully in the future!

  2. It is so very important to keep asking for attention and for money!!!!


  3. Maybe once the diagnostic tools are improved, the progression of the disease will be slowed with more specific meds. I hope a cure will come one day. Fear of having it, or a loved one having it, is present in our family.
    Thinking of you and praying for both of you.

  4. I agree with you. And we need research money to help caregivers and their loved ones, not just for the future.

  5. Praying for a cure.
    I hope you're having a good week!


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