I have begun to get so irritated at the commercials I see on TV describing the drugs for Alzheimer's and what they can do for the patient...and showing a supposed AD affected person having fun, smiling, playing games, going out! These commercials give a very different and unreal view of Alzheimer's than what is actually true. Why is it that others, who are probably unaffected by the disease, want to project this wonderful "life on meds" that doesn't exist? Is it just so people will run to their doctors and demand these medications. My Dad has had experience with four meds that I constantly see commercials for and they have not turned him into the bright, sunny person on these commercials, and we knew they wouldn't! But I think these advertisements give people false hope and paint a sunnier picture of the disease than is true.
Sorry for my rant! But does anyone else feel this way?