In the article, “A Vaccine for Alzheimer’s?” (BTW) I learned that there is an upcoming vaccine for Alzheimer’s which could possibly prevent or slow the progression of the disease. Alzheimer’s is a disease that kills more than 120,000 Americans every year, and it is affecting about 6 million Americans at this moment. The key ingredient in this vaccine is Protollin, which allows the immune system to produce extra white blood cells, in order to help clear up the buildup in the brain that causes memory problems. The initial trial will involve sixteen patients and will take about six months. Once researches figure out the right amount of dosage, the trials will become bigger with more patients.If this vaccine works, would you approve of yourself or family members getting it?
I think that if this vaccine works it would honestly be such an amazing accomplishment. Alzheimer’s is a disease which is increasing and affecting the lives of many. Having this disease traumatizes many because they are slowly losing their memory and forgetting how to do things for themselves. Personally, I know individuals who are being affected and it would be an amazing thing forgot only them but for their family members as well, so that they would all get to spend time together without worrying about what is going to happen to that person or who is going to care for them.