Aug 9, 2012

Are One Out of Every Eight Baby Boomers Facing an Automatic Death Sentence?

Do you think there is a stigmatization attached to Alzheimer's patients?

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

One Out of Every Eight Baby Boomers Facing an Automatic Death Sentence
I'm spending a lot of time speaking to people all over the world about how to reduce the stigma attached to Alzheimer's.

There are long list of ideas.

Do you know who said this?

"Alzheimer's is a tragic epidemic that has no survivors. Not a single one. It is as much a thief as a killer. Alzheimer's will darken the long-awaited retirement years of the one out of eight baby boomers who will develop it."

Do you know why they said this?

Do quotes like the one above decrease or increase the stigmatization attached to Alzheimer's disease?

Do you think the general public, which has not yet been touched by Alzheimer's, might conclude after reading the quote that Alzheimer's is an automatic death sentence?

Do you think words like these stigmatize Alzheimer's patients?

How does the quote make you feel as an Alzheimer's caregiver?

I would appreciate it if you would take the time to answer using the comments box below this article.

I know you are busy. But if possible, please take the time to respond.

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room