Facing down dementia

Last December a major meeting on the quest for a cure for dementia was held in London. It’s believed that this disease afflicts up to 44 million people around the world. That number is expected to triple by 2050.

David Cameron, the United Kingdom’s prime minister, said he hoped the 2013 conference, which was called by the UK, would mark the point when “the global fightback really started, not just in finding a cure for dementia, but also in preventing it, delaying it and, crucially, helping those with dementia to live well and with dignity” (“£122m to find dementia cure,” Heraldscotland.com, December 12, 2013).

Christian Scientists and other spiritual thinkers who understand the power of God to heal can join in this “global fightback” in their healing work and their prayers for the world. Mary Baker Eddy understood God to be Mind, infinite, complete, and perfect. She also proved through her healing work that intelligence, and all its accompaniments, doesn’t have its source in the brain, but in this one, perfect Mind.

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