Would AMA cozy up to “alternative” care?

A recent article in the NY Times focused on The Netherlands’ unorthodox approach to dementia care.  Got me wondering – even if studies proved the untraditional care is effective, could a model that is primarily tactile & minimally pharmaeutical gain acceptance in America?  Presented with incontrovertible proof of the positive impact of complementary care, would the AMA bestow its seal of approval?

Call me a sceptic, but I doubt it.  In my experience, the American Medical Association has a history of favoring hospital-based & prescriptions over alternative medicine, which it has tended to cast as whifty.

Three cheers for The Netherlands’ innovative work with dementia patients!  May their creative approaches & willingness to try the new cross the Atlantic & inspire our own medical professionals!

Author: auntdeev

playfulness coach, life enthusiast & general instigator, ENTJ, cat lover

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