One Step Closer to a Cure for Alzheimer’s
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  • Boritz

    it wouldn’t be a panacea for the problems an aging population will cause. We can’t escape the hard work of transforming service delivery and restructuring our life patterns, medical miracle or no. – VM
    The article linked here talks about family helping family and how that will be more difficult for us that it was for The Waltons.
    But isn’t the government our family now? Isn’t that who is going to provide our end of life care? Is the ‘contract between generations’ : social security, medicare, medicade, and now ACA going to be funded by a pro-economic growth tax policy that collects from hard-working, self-starting entrepreneurs working in a 3+ percent growth economy or by generations of young living with their parents and working retail and fast food if they have a job?
    One of these outcomes is a ponzi scheme that can get the boomers if not their younger benefactors over the finish line in style and the other is a disaster,

  • Corlyss

    Right. Even without the dementia sword hanging over Boomers et al. they are still sicker and use more medical facilities than other demos except kids. No amount of Obamacare or judicious cost cutting or fraud management is going to change that. As long as western nations are eldercare institutions first and foremost, everything else in those societies will suffer. How did we come to this pass?

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