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  • Don Lemon: Trump ‘Is Clearly Trying to Ignite a Civil War in This Country,’May Have Dementia'

    08/23/2017 5:40:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/23/17 | David Rutz
    CNN host Don Lemon said President Donald Trump is "clearly trying to ignite a civil war in this country" after his speech to supporters in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday night, also pondering whether the president had dementia. "He has given oxygen to racists," Lemon said. "He hasn't really said anything [to] denounce the alt-right … He is clearly trying to ignite a civil war in this country. He has not tamped down race." In what CNN described in its chyron as an "angry, divisive speech," Trump lit into the media and also defended his criticized response to the white supremacist...
  • Need assistance with purchasing tracking device for elderly dementia

    08/13/2017 6:02:17 PM PDT · by MNDude · 23 replies
    I am needing some assistance and Technical advice regarding the right option for purchasing a tracking device for a senior citizen with dementia. I have an elderly friend whose wife is in an unsecured assisted living home. Last week she wandered off into the rural small town. So I am trying to help my friend find the correct tracking device for his wife. It seems like everything has a drawback. Here is what is important for what we are looking for. One. It must have a long battery life. It seems like most devices out there last for only about...
  • Mike Pence Will Soon Be President With Help From Spicer, Priebus, Democrat Maxine Waters Tweets

    07/30/2017 11:40:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 30, 2017 | Cristina Silva
    An outspoken Democratic critic of President Donald Trump's is leading the call for Vice President Mike Pence to become the next commander-in-chief. California Representative Maxine Waters, who has become an internet sensation among the left for her frank criticism of the president in recent months, tweeted Saturday: "Mike Pence is somewhere planning an inauguration. Priebus and Spicer will lead the transition." Her tweet comes after former chief of staff Reince Priebus resigned from office Friday, a week after Sean Spicer left his post as press secretary. The men, both longtime insiders among the top ranks of the national Republican party,...
  • With Trump’s presidency, unfalsifiable Progressive delusions thrive

    07/13/2017 3:19:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 7-12-2017 | Bookworm
    The banal news that Donald Trump Jr tried to get dirt on Hillary exposes Progressive delusions as a collective dementia unresponsive to actual facts.In 1848, Charles Mackay published Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. The preface to his first edition explains the idea behind the title: THE OBJECT OF THE AUTHOR in the following pages has been to collect the most remarkable instances of those moral epidemics which have been excited, sometimes by one cause and sometimes by another, and to show how easily the masses have been led astray, and how imitative and gregarious men...
  • Mentally Ill Patients are Being “Executed” Under Dutch Euthanasia Law

    06/22/2017 5:19:46 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 22, 2017 | SPUC
    However, he says, “what does worry me is the increase in the number of times euthanasia was performed on dementia patients, from 12 in 2009 to 141 in 2016, and on chronic psychiatric patients, from 0 to 60.” He recounts some of the horrific cases of patients of advanced dementia being euthanized without consent, such as one woman whose coffee was drugged, and who when she tried to struggle was held down by her family, and another where a husband mixed sleep medication in the porridge of his demented wife before the GP arrived with his deadly syringe. He describes...
  • Oregon Senate Votes To Allow Dementia Patients To Be Starved To Death

    06/17/2017 12:18:06 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 151 replies
    Technocracy.News ^ | June 16, 2017 | CLAIRE CHRETIEN
    A bill allowing the starvation and dehydration of dementia and mentally ill patients against their will passed the Oregon Senate 17-13 on June 8. SB494 would remove safeguards in Oregon law that protect the right of patients to receive food and water as part of basic treatment. It would give healthcare representatives power to potentially coerce doctors into starving patients against their will.
  • Nancy Pelosi AGAIN calls Bush president — then forgets Trump’s name!

    05/30/2017 8:02:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | May 30, 2017 | Kyle Olson
    For at least the third time, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi referred to the current president as George W. Bush. Talking about her battles with Republicans over abortion, Pelosi said, “For decades I’ve served in Congress and for decades I’ve had to fight the Republicans’ opposition to birth control, contraception and family planning. “They do not believe in it,” Pelosi declared at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. “And a lot of those people voted for George— for, what’s his name?” she asked, apparently struggling to remember President Trump’s name.
  • Anyone know about "Charles Bonnet Syndrome"? (Vanity)

    05/21/2017 7:19:36 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 58 replies
    My wonderful step-father (WW2 Vet) is experiencing delusions. He has Macular Dejeneration and Dementia. Noticed, today, he thinks people are "in the household ". Very agitated. Talked to many "people" in the room.
  • Senate rejects repeal of Obama drilling rule

    05/10/2017 12:24:28 PM PDT · by fision · 104 replies
    Three Republicans joined Senate Democrats on Wednesday to reject an effort to overturn an Obama administration rule limiting methane emissions from oil and natural gas drilling. Only 49 senators voted to move forward with debate on legislation to undo the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule, short of the 51 votes needed.   Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine) and John McCain (Ariz.) joined all 48 members of the Democratic caucus in rejecting the resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). 
  • Scarborough: Trump Statement Sounds Like My Mother, Who “Has Had Dementia for 10 Years”

    05/02/2017 8:37:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The entire opening segment of today’s Morning Joe was devoted to Joe and Mika’s suggestion that President Trump is, literally, demented. The show repeatedly cited Douglas Brinkley’s claim that in his recent interviews, Trump showed himself to be in a “confused mental state.” Joe made his view very explicit. Focusing on a statement Trump made about the Civil War, Scarborough said: “my mother has had dementia for ten years. That sounds like the sort of thing my mother would say today.” View the video here.
  • Oregon Bill Legalizes Starving Dementia Patients

    04/30/2017 7:02:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 80 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 28, 2017 | Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.
    Allows natural feeding to be withheld from conscious patients PORTLAND, Ore. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A bill in Oregon's senate is crafted to allow mentally ill patients to be starved to death.Oregon law mandates that healthcare providers give food and water to all conscious patients, who can receive it naturally such as by spoon feeding. SB 494, which is currently in the Senate Judiciary Committee, would remove this mandate for patients suffering from dementia and other mental illnesses.Gayle Atterberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, remarked, "Nursing homes and other organizations dedicated to protecting vulnerable patients work hard to make sure...
  • Pelosi accidentally refers to Trump as Bush: 'I am so sorry'

    04/30/2017 2:12:37 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 51 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 04/30/17 09:53 AM EDT | By Mallory Shelbourne
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during an interview early Sunday accidentally referred to President Trump as former President George W. Bush. After the mistake on ABC’s “This Week,” Pelosi quickly corrected herself.
  • John McCain Begs President Trump For a One-On-One Meeting (POTUS shuns backstabbing traitor)

    03/27/2017 12:15:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 76 replies
    It certainly appears as if the political career and legacy of neocon traitor John McCain, is starting to crumble all around him. Having rode the wave of being a Vietnam POW almost all the way to the Oval Office but falling short, the twilight of McCain’s career has been marked nothing but scandals, and he has been reduced to little more than a talking head most recently associated with spouting baseless Russian connections against the President. Having failed miserably in each of his attempts to discredit Trump, including allegedly being the source who passed the fake Russian dossier to the...
  • Don't call me sweetie! Why we should never use 'elderspeak' to talk down to dementia patients

    03/24/2017 12:44:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 24, 2017 | Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com
    We might think names like 'sweetie' or 'dear' are terms of endearment. But what seems like a kind gesture may actually be taken as patronizing, a new study finds. Scientists say elderly sufferers of dementia are often exposed to 'elderspeak' - a loud and slow form of baby talk for seniors. This makes them feel like they are incompetent and can lead to a downward spiral of social isolation and cognitive decline. Researchers studied nuns at a Midwestern convent and fount a very different approach - one that brightened the spirits of their suffering sisters.
  • Former KU and Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers is battling dementia

    03/20/2017 3:47:04 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 36 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | MARCH 18, 2017 | Vahe Gregorian
    WAKARUSA, IND. More than 50 years after Gale Sayers, the “Kansas Comet,” inspired awe as a Jayhawk, he was honored in January in Topeka by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas as one of its Kansans of the Year. At a table near the front, Sayers was seated next to his wife, Ardythe, as a mesmerizing KU-produced tribute played. ************ But Ardie Sayers has come to believe its onset was years before that — possibly even as far back as when he returned to Kansas in a fund-raising capacity for a time in 2009. While she considers Sayers, 73,...
  • John McCain: Rand Paul ‘Is Now Working for Vladimir Putin’

    03/15/2017 6:06:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 79 replies
    The long-simmering war between Sens. John McCain and Rand Paul boiled over on Wednesday when the Arizona lawmaker directly accused his colleague of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin. While speaking from the Senate floor in support of a bill advancing Montenegro’s bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), McCain noted objection from his Kentucky colleague, saying that if you oppose the measure, “You are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin... trying to dismember this small country which has already been the subject an attempted coup.” Several moments later, after the 80-year-old senator asked for unanimous consent to...
  • Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia

    03/07/2017 2:15:49 PM PST · by JimSEA · 30 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 3/7/2017 | Indiana University
    A study by Indiana University researchers has identified 24 compounds -- including caffeine -- with the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia. The protective effect of the enzyme, called NMNAT2, was discovered last year through research conducted at IU Bloomington. The new study appears today in the journal Scientific Reports. "This work could help advance efforts to develop drugs that increase levels of this enzyme in the brain, creating a chemical 'blockade' against the debilitating effects of neurodegenerative disorders," said Hui-Chen Lu, who led the study. Lu is a Gill Professor in the...
  • David Cassidy reveals private battle with dementia

    02/20/2017 5:41:43 PM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/20/17 | foxnews.com
    The 66-year-old actor, best recognized as heartthrob Keith Partridge on the 1970s series “The Partridge Family,” has admitted to PEOPLE Magazine he is faced with the neurological disease. “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” said Cassidy to the celebrity news publication about his diagnosis. “I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any distractions,” he also said on his decision to stop touring. “I want to love. I want to enjoy life.”
  • Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

    02/11/2017 9:59:04 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 24 replies
    Neuroscience News ^ | February 10, 2017
    New research from Lund University in Sweden has shown that intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers behind the study, the results open up the door to new opportunities for preventing and treating the disease Because our gut bacteria have a major impact on how we feel through the interaction between the immune system, the intestinal mucosa and our diet, the composition of the gut microbiota is of great interest to research on diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Exactly how our gut microbiota composition is composed depends on which bacteria we receive at birth, our...
  • Relatives accused of abandoning Calif. man with dementia in UK parking lot

    02/03/2017 8:11:05 PM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    Fox news ^ | January 30, 2017
    An American man with dementia allegedly was flown to Britain and dumped in a parking lot by his own family, according to U.S. court documents. -snip Police spent months trying to work out who he was, despite contacting local care homes, hospitals and even international embassies. According to tonight’s BBC Panorama investigation, court papers filed in LA state: “In late 2015 Mr Curry was taken surreptitiously to England by his wife Mary Curry and his son Kevin Curry and abandoned there.” Curry appeared to have been cared for and was found wearing new clothes. He lived in a care home...