Editorial: A wave of Alzheimer's

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  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 29, 2011 8:01 a.m.

    "Utah policy makers, however, must proceed as if no cure is coming. If Utah does experience a wave of new Alzheimer's patients, the economic and societal impacts ought to be planned for and addressed." And this means affordable care must be available. But Utah's policy makers generally oppose federal initiatives in the health care area, and don't want to spend locally. The outlook for us baby boomers is indeed grim.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Nov. 29, 2011 6:31 a.m.

    Alzheimer's is a terrible disease and those who suffer from the disease, and those who care for them have my best wishes. Let's all hope that someday they can come up with a way to prevent the disease.

  • Willybee71 GARDEN CITY, NY
    Nov. 28, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    I am caring for two Parents in their late 90's....24/7....My favorite Dance Partner, 3000 miles away,cares for as many as 15 "Alzheimers" Patients during each of her shifts.
    I would like to think that much of this is,,,, "Railing at the Night".
    Having Contributed to so much, and feeling so many Chronic Pains thru-out your bodies, to the point where you can't Sleep, is the Cause of their Crankiness.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Nov. 28, 2011 6:53 a.m.

    Why is Utah projected to have the highest rate of increase in the coming years? This would be good to know.

    As for the statement "it is impossible to outlaw the disease", our Legislature will do that rather than really deal with the problem. They do it for sex education and related issues. Ban it then ignore it. The conservative way.