Feb 27, 2014

Seth Rogen Testifies about Alzheimer's Disease to a Bunch of Empty Chairs in the United States Senate

As Seth Rogen testifies to a group of United States Senators about the dire state of affairs of Alzheimer's Research you will notice one thing
20 of the 22 chairs are empty.

Seth Rogen Alzheimers Testimony
As Seth testifies, where are the members of the
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services?

Thank you Seth Rogen for your efforts to educate young people; and, to bring into the light the current sad state of affairs when it comes to Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's disease research in the United States (watch Seth Rogen's testimony below, more than 800,000 people have watched the video already).

But, as I sit here preparing this article I keep thinking to myself I wish you had said something like the following.

I wonder why I am testifying to so many empty seats?

Perhaps they would take this issue more seriously if they heard these words from Dr. Oz.

Dr Oz Alzheimers Reading Room
Soon there will be two kinds of people in the world.
Persons that have Alzheimer's
And, Persons that know someone that has Alzheimer's.

Or, maybe if they considered that more than 54 percent of Americans have been touched by Alzheimer's (Harris Interactive way back in 2010, the current number is  certainly much higher).

If the Alzheimer's community ever gets organized like the Breast Cancer community, or LGBT community there will be a lot of votes involved. That is probably the only thing that will fill up those empty seats.

My guess, Seth, is that you are going to help make that happen.

Seth Rogens Testifies on Alzheimer's Disease to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services


My hope would be that everyone that reads this article will share it broadly with the entire Alzheimer's Community.

All those empty seats should serve as a real eye opener for many of us.

Congratulations Senators Tom Harkin and Jerry Moran, you were the two attending Senators.

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Bob DeMarco
Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). Bob is a recognized Influencer, speaker, and expert in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Community Worldwide. The Alzheimer's Reading Knowledge Base contains more than 4,600 articles, and the ARR has more than 343,000 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.
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