Letter: Thrilled that we're on the verge of a treatment for dementia
Promising drug to treat
dementia offers hope
Re: "Drug can curb dementia's delusions, researchers find" (Page A9, Dec. 5):
I was thrilled to read we are on the verge of an approved treatment for dementia-related psychosis.
My mom died of Lewy body disease and Alzheimer's this year. During the course of her disease she suffered from terrible hallucinations and delusions.
I've served families for 25 years at the Alzheimer's Association in Northern California, and am now the executive director. In spite of that, I. too, felt helpless in the face of my mom's disease and especially these symptoms.
To see promising treatments coming to market gives me hope for the future.
We have to keep up the work of fighting for Alzheimer's families. Please vote for state and federal representatives who support Alzheimer's public policy initiatives. Volunteer, raise funds, do what you can to help us keep up the momentum. Stay informed at alz.org. We are making progress.Elizabeth Edgerly
Alzheimer's Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter
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