Just one last terrible ad to mention. This one really upsets me because it is so deceitful. Since the onset of my husband's dementia/Alzheimer I have been taking him to the best doctors in Georgia. He is a patient of the Emory's Brain Health Center in Atlanta. His doctor is the director, Allan Levey, MD, PhD., who is also the head of the Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (with 400 researchers and clinicians,) one of the top centers in the nation supported by the National Institute of Health. After watching TV ads for the supplement "Prevagen" I asked them whether I should give it to my husband. The answer was a resounding "no" because it was worthless. Furthermore I was told that not a single doctor in the center recommended this supplement but told patients to avoid it. So I researched it. In 2012 the FDA investigated the company and found the supplement has serious side effects, including seizures and strokes and had no scientific backing. They sent the company a warning, telling them that their claims for Prevagen were illegal; their clinical trials were also illegal because they lacked FDA approval and they failed to adequately report adverse reactions. But the drug company kept saying that their supplement, from an element found in jellyfish, improves memory in 90 days and provides other cognitive benefits. Their ads affirm that the product is "clinically shown" to support "clearer thinking." Below is a picture of moon jellyfish, courtesy the Key West Aquarium.
here. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement "The marketing for Prevagen is a clear-cut fraud, from the label on the bottle to the ads airing across the country," "It is particularly unacceptable that this company has targeted vulnerable citizens like seniors in its advertising for a product that costs more than a week's groceries, but provides none of the health benefits that it claims." Dr. Bob Speth, a scientist and professor at Nova Southeastern University school of pharmacy filed a complaint about Prevagen with the Federal Trade Commission in 2016. He calls Prevagen "one of the most fallacious products I have seen come on the market." He added that these supplement marketers are making millions of dollars by tapping into the deepest fears of seniors and aging boomers. Court documents show that sales of Prevagen were topping $165 million in 2015. All these ads are distressing because so many people believe what they see on television, but fortunately I have a "mute" button on my TV remote... (Pictures of cannonball jellyfish and comb jellyfish.)
here, and second floor, look here. It is not because some quilts were in the attic that they were not as beautiful as the others, because they were. Their bright colors lightened the attic.