Wednesday, December 7, 2022

A Glimmer of Hope?

Alzheimer’s is second only to cancer as an extended family affliction.

What is aggravating is new tools are developed but never seem to be used. How many billions have been spent on cancer research?  Sometimes I feel we are being scammed much like climate change.


LL said...

There are a lot of scams. I agree, this could be one of the biggest.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I hope there is a special place in hell for scammers, especially those using dreaded diseases as their vehicle.

Greybeard said...

Alzheimer's is dementia.
But Dementia is not Alzheimer's. My wife is suffering from "Lewy Body" dementia. And they are identifying a couple other forms.
Dementia will overwhelm us in the future.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

My mother had both and lived out her years in a care facility. Horrible!

Old NFO said...

LL beat me to it. Sadly, the amounts of money spent are astronomical with little/no gain.

Coffeypot said...

I agree that there is a lot of money donated that is not showing results. Especially the amounts paid to the white shirts on the top floor and department heads. It would be simple if there was a root cause for cancer. But there are so many different forms of the disease that the researchers have to fight for their share of the pot. I suggest that the salaries be cut and more of the money going to research. But I want hold my breath until that happens, much the same way as waiting on term limits in Congress.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Old NFO Exactly so.

Coffeypot The researchers seem to have tunnel visions. Some outside the box treatments seem to hold promise but aren't explored because they aren't "science". As in every organization the bean counters and suits make a fine living. People doing real work? Not so much.