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New Hampshire caregiver, Brenda Bouchard, recently attended the town hall meetings of Scott Walker and Marco Rubio. As with the other candidates visiting her state, she asked Walker and Rubio what they plan to do to ensure Alzheimer’s gets the attention and funding it needs.

I thought Rubio was sincere and impressive. Subtle things like pointing out that we treat the symptoms, but have no way to treat the disease itself, separating the two threads (support for today’s caregivers/families + research for tomorrow), noting this isn’t just about Alzheimer’s, but all types of dementia, and the comparison to HIV/AIDS.

Of all the videos we’ve seen (THANK YOU, Brenda!), I think Rubio and Clinton have clearly demonstrated the deepest understanding of the issue.

Take a look at the clips below, and see what you think.

To hear how the other candidates responded to Brenda’s question, see the following posts.


 

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