What do you think of when you hear “Clinical trials”?Perhaps, like many people, the image that comes to mind is much like this clip from “The Bride of Frankenstein”……… A castle, lightning and some sort of weird experiment presided over by a crazed doctor or two........I’d like to share some of what we’ve experienced since we became a part of a Clinical Trial .......
After 3 1/2 years in the Clinical Trial, the trial was ended. The media said it was "Not Successful."
Almost back to square one?? No. Imagine there are no Interstate highways and you have to drive from L.A. to Boston ........ without a map. Hitting a dead end or two or three or four would slow down your progress but, eventually, you'd get there..... provided you had enough money to cover the cost of gasoline, food and other expenses. The same holds true with Alzheimer's research. It isn't cheap and every "dead end" makes it that much more expensive. Progress is painfully slow. But the goal is better than a shore dinner in Boston followed by an evening at "Cheers".
Please consider supporting the Alzheimer's Walk in September. This year, due to the disease, it's likely that Sharon won't be able to participate. I will. For her. For all the other victims of this disease. With the hope that someday soon we'll see a world without Alzheimer’s.