Alzheimer's Argumentative Essay

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“The announcement came the day before Thanksgiving, but there was nothing in it to be thankful for: An experimental Alzheimer’s drug many thought would slow the disease steady cognitive decline had failed to make a significant difference in a massive trial of people with early signs of the illness.” (Dolgin n.pag.) Unfortunately this is everyday news to people around the world and with this news comes a price (a very high one in fact) and many dangers. Consumers and patients are in danger when having alzheimer's, decrease in progression and losing money by the millions are some concerns. Prescription drugs and other assistive devices are not beneficial to patients with dementia because treatment is harming consumers, it is providing insurance …show more content…
That meant Alzheimer's trials were filled with people who had other types of dementia and were never going to benefit from the therapies. In hindsight it's, painfully clear the studies were set up to fail (Dolgin n.pag.).
Doctors are not entirely sure what they need to do for the next step to help patients because they have been doing tests that are set up to fail. This is not helping anyone, especially if they were testing on people that had dementia but did not even know it. Patients have been decreasing in cognitive function meaning they can not be institutionalized and no one can help them. For example, “Because memory is a key component of cognitive functioning, declining memory that substantially impairs older adults’ functioning is a major risk factor for institutionalization” (Wexler n.pag.). Older adults with dementia are now a risk to people around them and this is all because doctors cannot find a cure for dementia. Consumers are not improving from treatment causing them to decrease in

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