There are environmental causes to a lot of diseases in this world. Alzheimers may have environmental causes. Finding the causes of diseases such as Alzheimers can help in the prevention of the disease. Targeting the causes can also assist scientists and medical doctors in developing treatments and possible a cure for the disease.
The United States government should, yes indeed, address the environmental basis of the causes of Alzheimer's. This could be done with a sizable block of grants for private sector research into how serious those environmental bases are. With a stipulation, of course, that their findings be in the public domain since we paid for it.
The U.S. government should address all issues of possible causes of Alzheimer's, including, but not limited to environmental issues. The occurrences of Alzheimer's have increased and just like any other disease or illness, all causes should be considered. Research needs to be funded to aid in determining a cause and a cure for Alzheimer's.
There are far too many ways that diseases come about over the course of people's lives, and Alzheirmer's is no different. An important issue that people forget is that there is a strong family connection with Alzheimer's disease, and the environment may not even be something that can be controlled to begin with.
As yet, there is no conclusive proof that there are any environmental bases which cause Alzheimer's disease. Until and unless the scientific community is able to produce indisputable proof that there are environmental factors which cause Alzheimer's disease, the government should not spend time, effort, and money to counteract something which may or may not even exist.