Letters: Aug. 7, 2000

The New Science of Alzheimer's

The biomedical side of Alzheimer's [HEALTH, July 17] is vitally important, yet it does not tell the full story about the disease. The individual, family and societal costs of Alzheimer's are enormous and growing by leaps and bounds. But very little is being done on a day-to-day level to help the estimated 4 million Americans suffering from the disease and the loved ones who care for them. Instead of waiting for a medical breakthrough, we can take steps now to improve their quality of life. Funding for research may ultimately pay off. Yet money for services...

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