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A formative, family-friendly factoid from a recent study or survey in the news.
BY John Lilly
A survey released earlier this spring indicates
that about one-third of the 20 million Americans caring for a loved one with
Alzheimer’s disease have become “more religious” because of the experience.
Federal funding for Alzheimer’s research is headed toward the $1 billion mark,
but, as the survey results imply, people are aware that even modern medicine
has its limitations. “When it gets down to illness and you are facing the
ultimate realities, you could have all the science in the world, but you’re
really facing humanity,” a clergyman said in reaction to the survey. “There’s
an old saying, ‘there’s no atheists in the foxholes,’ and it’s sort of like
Source: Los Angeles Times, March 14
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