While running for the White House, Hillary Clinton made a lot of promises, but none like this one. It has been reported that if elected, Hillary Clinton will triple the Alzheimer research funding.
The democratic politician will speak more of her proposal on Tuesday, while in Iowa. She wants to increase the annual spending from 586 million $ to 2 billion $. The future sum, if agreed upon, represents more than triple of the original one.
The runner up to presidency says that if every year that sum will be allocated to Alzheimer research, then within a decade a cure could be found, ending the suffering of many people suffering from the disease.
In a statement released by her people, Clinton says that the Americans owe this to every person who worries for the sake of their loved ones to find a cure for the terrible disease.
Researchers are expected to find a way to prevent Alzheimer and once a person has got it to cure it, all by 2025. Scientists say that everything Clinton promises is very accurate and that soon Alzheimer will be very common as people will age.
Clinton also wants to fight brain illnesses like Parkinson’s disease or Lewy body dementia through the same proposal.
One million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease and 4% of them were diagnosed before turning 50 years old. Its major symptoms include slow movements, tremor, stiffness of the limbs and difficulties in balance. Because it is a progressive disease, the symptoms only worsen as time passes. Although it can’t be cures there is medicine and surgery that can make the symptoms manageable.
Lewy body dementia (LBD) affects 2,4 million Americans and is the second most common form of degenerative dementia, after Alzheimer. The most common symptoms include movement problems, visual hallucinations, loss of memory and sleeping disorders. The symptoms of this disease can be treated.
It has been reported that 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and that by 2025, the number will shockingly triple. Alzheimer is one of the top diseases that can’t be cured, prevented or slowed. It also is the sixth cause of death in the U.S., but recent studies show that it’s possible to be ranked third, after cancer and heart diseases. This disease consists of a brain disorder that destroys the memory and eventually the ability to do even simple tasks. Alzheimer is the most common cause of dementia in adults.
Since Hillary Clinton will triple the Alzheimer research funding, we’ll need to worry less that our closed ones or even us will get the disease.
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