The impact of false hope

Kate Swaffer makes the point that we need to focus on dementia of all types and the importance of supporting those that have it, rather than concentrating on the latest hope about cures.

Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 12.05.36 PMFor my continuing series of World Alzheimer’s Month / Dementia Awareness Month 2016 #WAM2016 #DAM2016 blogs, the post today is about the impact of hearing and reading about possible cures, and failed research.

Members of Dementia Alliance International, and the much wider community of people with dementia and our families, are constantly being bombarded with this or that article or media release about an impending “cure or Alzheimer’s”.

Whilst it is good to read and hear about research, there is also a very negative impact of this constant stream of FALSE HOPE.

Considering many of us do not have dementia of the Alzheimer’s type, this is not only discouraging, but I wonder, will someone ever start to research our type of dementia more.

And we all know how much money has been spent on other terminal diseases and illness such as cancer, motor neurone disease and so on, and we also all…

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About Remember Me

I am a retired adult educator. My wife had a stroke in February 2014 and now has mixed dementia. Her recovery from stroke has been exceptional apart from 50% loss of peripheral vision and vascular damage. 'Dharma For Dementia' is my approach to being Maureem's Care Partner: it aims to end the suffering of 'Prescribed Disengagement' (Swaffer) .
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2 Responses to The impact of false hope

  1. dawn Sulley says:

    Has devastating consequences ??

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