The problematic promise of a ‘cure’ for Alzheimer’s disease


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This podcast was originally published on September 4th, 2018. For more background information and helpful links visit: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Alzheimer's is a disease in which the cause is unknown, and a treatment hasn't been found. Despite this, the Alzheimer's Association features fundraising commercials that promise "breakthroughs ... a cure ... (and) the first person to survive Alzheimer's disease is out there." In this podcast we explore whether such promises are irresponsible, unethical, and potentially harmful. You'll hear from: A gerontologist, a bioethicist ,a geriatric neurologist, and three people whose lives have been deeply impacted by the disease. [Photo Attribution: David Claxton via Flickr]

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