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How can Margaret Thatcher be seen as a champion for Alzheimer's?

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I think that there might be a couple of elements that need to be addressed.  The first is that I am not sure Thatcher has been officially diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.  Along these lines, I am not sure that she would be willing to see herself as a champion of it.  Given her hardline policies on individual responsibility and the lack of government influence she wanted to see in actions of the market place, I would find it very interesting if Thatcher would be willing to be used as a spokesperson for Alzheimer's or the condition of dementia.  


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