Prompted by “Cracking dementia: the challenge of our generation”: http://www.dementiablog.org/cracking-dementia/
Respect Cannabis is one Stress Health campaign still in its initial phase, but the other campaign called Mind Always Matters has been silently patiently waiting its turn for attention here (and both campaigns relate — apparently even in a truly miraculous way).
In addition to surprisingly learn that President Nixon launched the ‘war on cancer’ in 1971 (when the war on some drugs was formally declared, and reality needed the birth of yours truly apparently in responsible response) — I really hate the usage of the word “war” in cases such as these due to image issues — here are some other relevant highlights:
A search of current clinical trials for Alzheimer’s brings up only 185 active studies worldwide, compared to 9,183 for cancer.
With 44m people across the world living with dementia, the condition is fast becoming the health crisis of our generation.
In 2012, the Obama Administration launched a ‘War on Alzheimer’s’…
Putting aside my addition to surprisingly learn that President Obama launched the ‘war on Alzheimer’s’ (I bounce back and forth between the prompting article, and had not reached that point yet prior to authoring this post — including the part about hating the word war in these cases), the prompting piece then makes a fairly thorough case for funding the organization responsible for their blog, while leaving out one major fact (as they all do):
Medical cannabis is the only drug scientifically suggested to prevent and fight Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Being a personal caregiver, I witness firsthand the positive direction of someone diagnosed with AD as a result of lawful medical cannabis use (a person noticeably improving each week). A soon-upcoming post contains more details, but the refusal for dementia groups worldwide to even slightly embrace medical cannabis is an outrage that will not stand — at least if yours truly has the ability to globally weigh in.
While I could powerfully flow into “rattling my saber” and yelling “Charge!!!” as my contribution to the war on dementia here, I prefer a responsibly mature approach, especially considering that AD is apparently at least primarily a brain inflammation issue, so a healthy relaxation ethic is fundamentally needed — not the fighting a disease mentality that leads to all of the world’s mental problems (unhealthy stress itself).