Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, or AD, have been called the “greatest health care challenge of our time.”

FOX’s Eben Brown joins the FOX team with more on the dire state of AD.

Ninety percent of older Canadians are obese, and one in three in Quebec are overweight, just one example of many in many parts of North America. Now Quebec is taking steps to combat those high rates.

The province is making it illegal for doctors to deny care to anyone, and therefore providing the right to die for Alzheimer’s patients.

And, in the U.S., Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) has introduced legislation known as the Helpless Companion for Persons with Alzheimer’s. If passed, it would ensure a loved one that they had access to services and support.

Also, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has offered legislation known as the HELIX Act. This would improve access to the Selective Service System, and others aimed at narrowing the divide between people of different religions.

Lastly, the MPAA’s Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has also recently held a discussion about reducing the stigma surrounding Dementia.

For more information about Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, please visit Alzheimer’s Association.

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