I have to say, Debb, I understand your points and your concern. However, if you've ever had to file to become a guardian, you'll know it isn't an easy, rubber-stamp type of thing. Having had to do it for a parent who suffered from dementia, I can tell you that, at least in my state it is pretty difficult. (And rightfully so.) The state may agree to give guardianship or it may decide that, with counseling, the party can continue to manage their own affairs.
I'm sure in many extreme cases, guardianship might be the answer. I've also seen that, on this show we're discussing, remarkable things have been accomplished through counseling. Perhaps publicity of this illness and showing it can be conquered throuh the proper therapy, is a good step in the right direction for individuals and families who are suffering through it.