Persuasive Essay On Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer’s Funding An Alzheimer's caregiver once said, “ We remember their love when they can no longer remember.” Alzheimer's is one of the leading causes of death in the United States; however, the federal government does not as much interest in funding for Alzheimer’s as they do in cancer. Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death in the top ten in America that can not be cured, prevented, or slowed. The disease starts mildly and gets progressively worse over a course of time. In intense political competition for federal dollars for medical research, and other diseases come out far ahead of Alzheimer’s. Additional support from the federal government could cut down on the death rate of one out of every three seniors; thus, decreasing Alzheimer’s from one of the top six leading causes of death. Back in the early 1900’s we did not have information about Alzheimer’s disease but that it was something that an old person gets and that is why we have so many people diagnosed in the year 2015. We have had 5.3 million people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease; the U.S. has a constant political battle over federal dollars over medical research. People had believed that there was…show more content…
In the article “ 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” the article states that one in three seniors die with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia every year. The government should be trying to put a stop to this. The government should be using more money to try to cure and defeat Alzheimer’s disease. Some would say funding from the government should be used to cure cancer and save the lives of one in every two hundred and thirty-five children. The members of the cancer program say the money should go towards trying to cure cancer instead. As of right now, Alzheimer’s remains incurable, but still very deadly. The money from the government should be used to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s
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