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ESL151-ReadingSummary4 - Valeriy Bessmertnyy ESL 151...

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Valeriy Bessmertnyy ESL 151 3/10/09 Reading Summary #4 Writing Prompt: Should anti-dementia drugs, such as Donepezil and Memantine, be prohibited? Title of Original Article: “ When It Comes to Dementia, Forget the Drugs.” Article Date: March 19, 2009 Word Count: 176 In the Los Angeles Times article “When It Comes to Dementia, Forget the Drugs,” Ira Rosofsky suggests to give up taking expensive and ineffective drugs for dementia, such as Donepezil and Memantine, and, instead, spend more money for medical staff and social support. The author feels conscious about the growing number of consumption and spendings for the anti- dementia drugs. By examining the scientific data, he states that these drugs do not have a significant effect on dementia patient's health. Moreover, the author declares that many medical studies prove the fact of the little cognitive effect, and other minor, unimportant effects of using anti-dementia drugs. The solution to the pills' ineffectivness, the author sees in refraining from spending money for such a suspicious treatment as taking anti-dementia drugs and investing them in providing more high quality medical staff for help and support. In addition, he suggests to invest saved funds from prohibited and innefective anti-dementia drugs to the research for the effective dementia treatment. Therefore, anti-dementia drugs, such as Donepezil and Memantine, should be prohibited.
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--Copy of the Original Article-- EDITORIAL When It Comes to Dementia, Forget the Drugs As Alzheimer's and similar diseases affect growing numbers of people, billions of dollars are being spent on the medications that offer marginal benefits. Instead, let's invest in the human touch. By Ira Rosofsky March 19, 2009 Pete Townshend of The Who concluded his baby boomer anthem, "My Generation," with these words: "I hope I die before I get old." And my boomer generation may well still wish for that. I am 62 -- old enough to cash in my 401(k), too young for Medicare -- and standing with my
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