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  • How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease

    11/28/2015 5:22:13 PM PST · by wgmalabama · 33 replies
    Washington post ^ | June 11 2015 | Sarah kaplin
    The sickness spread at funerals. The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had a long-standing tradition of mortuary feasts — eating the dead from their own community at funerals. Men consumed the flesh of their deceased relatives, while women and children ate the brain. It was an expression of respect for the lost loved ones, but the practice wreaked havoc on the communities they left behind. That’s because a deadly molecule that lives in brains was spreading to the women who ate them, causing a horrible degenerative illness called “kuru” that at one point killed 2...
  • Huma: Hillary 'Often Confused'

    11/16/2015 9:03:22 AM PST · by servo1969 · 100 replies
    Weeklystandard.com ^ | 11-16-2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    In new State Department emails obtained by Judicial Watch, Hillary Clinton's close personal aide, Huma Abedin, is seen warning another aide that Clinton is "often confused."
  • Clinton laughs after audience member suggests he wants to strangle Fiorina

    11/10/2015 12:39:26 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Hillary Clinton failed to admonish an audience member on Tuesday who said he wanted to 'strangle' Republican primary candidate Carly Fiorina. The audience member said he was a systems engineer who was laid off from Hewlett-Packard while Fiorina was CEO of the company. He critiqued decisions made by Fiorina to fire workers and said he becomes infuriated whenever he sees her trumpeting her business record on television.
  • Hillary Clinton Has Only Six Months to Live.

    10/01/2015 3:49:15 PM PDT · by Vinylly · 190 replies
    I don't know if you can believe the National Enquirer but the front page of the latest issue says she has a brain tumor, blood clots, MS, and is an alcoholic. Doctors are saying she has about six months to live. If this is not true then I think this is a bit too much for the National Enquirer to be printing this stuff.
  • Study: More People Developing Dementia Earlier, Death Rates Soaring

    Researchers found that people are developing dementia a decade earlier than they were 20 years ago, possibly due to factors such as pollution and insecticides, as reported by The Columbus Dispatch. The study compared data from 21 Western countries between 1989 and 2010 and found that the disease is more commonly diagnosed in people in their late 40s, in addition to climbing death rates. The research suggest the issue is particularly severe in the United States. Study authors say neurological deaths in men over the age of 75 have nearly tripled, and have risen more than five-fold in women. Scientists...
  • Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account show she didn't know when cabinet meetings were

    07/01/2015 11:19:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2015 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    Hillary Clinton's emails have been a subject of partisan finger-pointing and hand-wringing since the revelation in April that she had used a private home-brew server to store her messages during the four years she was secretary of state. On Tuesday the State Department released the first in a series of document-dumps comprising about 3,000 of the 55,000 pages Clinton turned over to State late last year. They describe the ordinary and the shocking everything from ordinary meeting recaps to the involvement in the agency of Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton's 2008 election hatchet-man who had officially been exiled from the administration....
  • Not brushing your teeth can trigger dementia and heart disease

    06/01/2015 5:25:47 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 119 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2015 | Christoffer Van Tulleken
    My dental health is something I have always taken seriously and as a gadget fan, Ive spent hundreds of pounds on the latest high-tech electronic toothbrushes and expensive toothpastes, gels and mouthwashes. But then I had to go without brushing my teeth for a fortnight. This was for a new two-part series on dental health for the BBC, and what we discovered was truly eye-opening, with implications not just for me, but for all of us. My wife was anything but keen on the no-brushing experiment and there was a lot less kissing during that fortnight. And she was...
  • 52% of Dutch euthanasia doctors say they would kill patient with dementia

    04/29/2015 8:44:17 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/28/15 | Jeanne Smits
    April 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- More than half of all Dutch physicians specialized in euthanasia would consider approving euthanasia for a demented patient, according to a survey carried out last year and made public last week at an academic symposium held at the VUmc Free University in Amsterdam.“SCEN” doctors – as they are known – form the Support Consultation Euthanasia Network Netherlands whose members can be called upon by family doctors who face a euthanasia request and who need help with the procedure, specialized and independent advice as to whether their patient should “benefit” according to the requirements for “careful”...
  • Pelosi: Obamacare, Equal Pay, Amnesty Promote 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness [BARF]

    04/14/2015 5:05:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/14/15 | Lauretta Brown
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that Obamacare, equal pay, and President Barack Obamas executive action on immigration are fulfilling the Founding Fathers vision from the Declaration of Independence about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and that such legal and executive steps were honoring the vows of our Founders. (video at link)Speaking at the Department of Labor to mark National Equal Pay Day, Representative Pelosi said, The strength of America is families, and that means empowering moms and dads. It means what we did with the Affordable Care Act.Our founders, she continued, they said life, liberty, and...
  • Sex, Dementia and a Husband on Trial at Age 78

    04/14/2015 1:53:46 PM PDT · by Theoria · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 April 2015 | Pam Belluck
    There is no question that Donna Lou Rayhons had severe Alzheimers. In the days before being placed in a nursing home in Garner, Iowa, last year, Mrs. Rayhons, 78, could not recall her daughters names or how to eat a hamburger. One day, she tried to wash her hands in the toilet of a restaurant bathroom. But another question has become the crux of an extraordinary criminal case unfolding this week in an Iowa courtroom: Was Mrs. Rayhons able to consent to sex with her husband? Henry Rayhons, 78, has been charged with third-degree felony sexual abuse, accused of having...
  • Joe Biden apparently put a baby's pacifier in his mouth

    04/09/2015 5:39:57 PM PDT · by Cato in PA · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/9/15 | Colin Campbell
    Vice President Joe Biden seems to have taken a liking to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's grandson. Bloomberg's daughter, Georgina Bloomberg, posted a Facebook photo on Wednesday of Biden and a young child. In the photo, Biden appears to have a pacifier in his mouth.
  • Being overweight 'reduces dementia risk'

    04/09/2015 6:14:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    bbc ^ | James Gallagher
    The team at Oxon Epidemiology and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine analysed medical records from 1,958,191 people aged 55, on average, for up to two decades. Their most conservative analysis showed underweight people had a 39% greater risk of dementia compared with being a healthy weight. But those who were overweight had an 18% reduction in dementia - and the figure was 24% for the obese. "Yes, it is a surprise," said lead researcher Dr Nawab Qizilbash. He told the BBC News website: "The controversial side is the observation that overweight and obese people have a lower...
  • Man Prosecuted for Marital Relations With Azh. Demented Wife

    04/07/2015 7:48:20 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 22 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4/7/15 | Sarah Kaplan
    In an Iowa courtroom, an astonishing case of sex and Alzheimers After a four-year battle with Alzheimers, Donna Lou Rayhons died in a nursing home in August, just four days shy of her 79th birthday. A week later, Henry Rayhons was arrested and charged with sexual abuse. State prosecutors accused him of having sex with his wife while she was incapacitated by dementia.
  • Vanity: "My Theory on Dementia, HBP, Stroke" (Vit D3 & Vit K2 and calcium excess)

    03/22/2015 5:59:08 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 41 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-15-15 | Dr. Eric Berg
    Dr. Berg discusses his theory of what may be one cause of dementia, high blood pressure and stroke and how to avoid it.
  • Hilarious video shows every moment Joe Biden has groped someone

    02/20/2015 11:42:34 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 02/20/2015 | Michael Cantrell
    Earlier this week we were all treated to an incredibly creepy photo of Vice President Joe Biden laying hands on Secretary of Defense Ashton Carters wife, while whispering sweet nothings in her ear. To say she looked a bit uncomfortable would be an understatement of biblical proportions.As we noted in the previous story, Biden has a long history of having roaming hands, and the good people over at The Washington Free Beacon have complied a hilarious video featuring every cringe-worthy, uncomfortable grope fest Bidens participated in for your viewing enjoyment.Happy Friday! Was anyone else getting the willies while simultaneously laughing...
  • Jeb Bush: We will lose our liberties if we control the border

    02/05/2015 5:33:53 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 161 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/5/15 | Pedro Gonzalez
    Jeb Bush made a series of astonishing remarks about immigration Wednesday. Actually, his comments were not so much about immigration as they were about illegal aliens. First he said he wanted to repopulate Detroit with illegal aliens. It just seems to me that maybe if you open up our doors in a fair way and unleashed the spirit of peoples' hard work, Detroit could become in really short order, one of the great American cities again," Bush said then. "Now it would look different, it wouldn't be Polish...But it would be just as powerful, just as exciting, just as dynamic....
  • Good news: Saudi Arabias new king nearly 80-years-old, suffers with dementia

    01/23/2015 9:33:02 AM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 23, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    The longtime king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, passed away on Friday. But the death of the 90-year-old monarch didnt seem to come as much of a shock to the Saudi establishment. When royal officials acknowledged Abdullahs death, it was also revealed that Crown Prince Salman would succeed his brother. For the time being, the succession process seemed to have preserved stability in the Saudi Kingdom. Within hours, traders who speculated that the new king may take a critical look at Saudi policies, which have allowed crude prices to collapse in recent months, created a rally in the oil...
  • Good news: Saudi Arabias new king nearly 80-years-old, suffers with dementia

    01/23/2015 9:31:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The longtime king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, passed away on Friday. But the death of the 90-year-old monarch didn’t seem to come as much of a shock to the Saudi establishment. When royal officials acknowledged Abdullah’s death, it was also revealed that Crown Prince Salman would succeed his brother. For the time being, the succession process seemed to have preserved stability in the Saudi Kingdom. Within hours, traders who speculated that the new king may take a critical look at Saudi policies, which have allowed crude prices to collapse in recent months, created a rally in the...
  • New York Times Wants to Force Nursing Homes to Starve Alzheimers Patients to Death

    01/21/2015 12:54:18 PM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/21/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    Immoral bioethical policies and practices advance toward implementation through discoursefirst in professional journals, and then in elite popular media columns.That process is now gearing up regarding what I call VSED-by-Proxy.VSED stands for voluntary stopping eating and drinkingsuicide by self-starvationpushed for the elderly and others by those compaaaaassssssionate death zealots at the Hemlock Society Compassion and Choices.But what about mentally incompetent residents of nursing homes who willingly eat, but who years previously stated in an advance medical directive that they wanted to be made dead by starvation under such circumstances?We see increasing advocacy in bioethics that nursing homes be required to...
  • Curcumin's ability to fight Alzheimer's studied

    01/20/2015 12:46:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 01/13/2015 | Provided by Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    One of the most promising new treatments for Alzheimer's disease may already be in your kitchen. Curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, has been used by many Asian cultures for centuries, and a new study indicates a close chemical analog of curcumin has properties that may make it useful as a treatment for the brain disease. "Curcumin has demonstrated ability to enter the brain, bind and destroy the beta-amyloid plaques present in Alzheimer's with reduced toxicity," said Wellington Pham, Ph.D., assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt and senior author of the...
  • 'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody' (Abandoned Assisted Living Home in CA)

    11/25/2014 7:30:42 AM PST · by beaversmom · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | November 21, 2014 | Staff
    When an assisted living home in California shut down last fall, many of its residents were left behind, with nowhere to go. The staff at the Valley Springs Manor left when they stopped getting paid except for cook Maurice Rowland and Miguel Alvarez, the janitor. "There was about 16 residents left behind, and we had a conversation in the kitchen, 'What are we going to do?' " Rowland says. "If we left, they wouldn't have nobody," the 34-year-old Alvarez says. Their roles quickly transformed for the elderly residents, who needed round-the-clock care. "I would only go home for one...
  • Sarasota Researchers May Have Made Progress In Alzheimer's Treatment

    11/01/2014 6:54:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Sarasota Patch ^ | 11/1/2014 | Sherri Lonon
    Sarasota scientists have made a discovery that may pave the way for more effective drug therapies to treat Alzheimers patients in the future. In a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Roskamp Institutes scientists say they have isolated a single enzyme connected to all three key factors in Alzheimers disease accumulation of amyloid protein, inflammation and modulation of the tau protein. All three damage nerve cells in the brain. These studies suggest there is a single drug target to inhibit all three key pathologies of Alzheimers disease, stated the studys lead researcher, neurobiologist Daniel Paris, in...
  • Time for V.P. Joe Biden to Relieve Barack Obama of Presidential Duties

    10/17/2014 12:44:38 PM PDT · by kathsua · 48 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | October 15, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    Increasingly even many Democrats are recognizing that the American ship of state is foundering. It's Captain seems out of touch with reality. The Captain may be stressed out or the problem may be more serious. The American people are losing confidence in President Barack Obama's leadership. Movie Director Michael Moore says Obama has only one accomplishment. "100 years from now: 'He was the first black American that got elected president.' And that's it." Republican voters are increasingly vocal in their calls for impeachment. There is a less divisive way of dealing with a situation in which a president is out...
  • Ill patient prompts evacuation, quarantine (Baton Rouge)

    10/03/2014 8:41:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 47 replies
    WBRZ ^ | 10-3-2014 | Trey Schmaltz, Ryan Naquin
    A fire station was quarantined and a police station evacuated Friday evening after a man claiming to be from Africa showed up at the Baton Rouge Police precinct on Highland Road ill. Police said, given the current situation with Ebola across the globe and the events in Texas, they decided to take precautionary measures. The measures included calling medical responders, HAZMAT and evacuating the police station between downtown and LSU. Officers said they were concerned because the man was obviously ill, a spokesperson said. The fire station near the North Gates of LSU was closed Friday night and fire fighters...
  • Biden Declares China Part of North America

    10/03/2014 8:14:02 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Vice president Joe Biden declared China a North American country in a speech at Boston's John F. Kennedy Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday. Biden claimed that North America - "meaning Mexico, China and Canada" - will contribute two-thirds of the world's energy growth over the next two decades:
  • NFL: 3 in 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer's, Dementia

    09/12/2014 11:45:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 99 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 12, 2014 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE
    The NFL believes that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population. The disclosure Friday comes in data the league prepared for its proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion lawsuits. Both the league and players' lawyers estimate that 28 percent of the retirees will develop Alzheimer's disease, moderate dementia or more serious neurological problems. That would represent nearly 6,000 of the 19,000 living former players. Dozens of them could develop Lou Gehrig's or Parkinson's disease.
  • Cochran Gets Lost on Way to Senate Lunch (Went to Democrat Luncheon 'Accidentally') Read more:

    07/14/2014 2:22:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Cameron Joseph
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is back with his colleagues in Washington, D.C., after winning his hard-fought primary runoff but he had a bit of trouble finding Senate Republicans' weekly luncheon on Tuesday. Cochran, while talking with The Hill, made a few wrong turns before accidentally ending up at Senate Democrats' luncheon. After exiting a Senate elevator on the wrong floor, Cochran and The Hill reboarded. He then found the right floor but turned away from the Senate GOP luncheon, a few yards from the elevator, to stroll in the opposite direction, arriving at the Democrats' weekly gathering a few...
  • From His Cold Dead Hands: When Should Grandpa Give Up His Guns?

    07/05/2014 9:31:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2014 | Bill Briggs
    Many Baby Boomers already dread the talk - suggesting their aging parents surrender car keys - but now two geriatric experts say another thorny, family question must be asked of some elderly folks. Is it time to give up your gun? In a recently published paper, the two physicians offer a five-point checklist meant to help caregivers assess whether firearms remain safe in the hands and homes of older Americans, particularly if the gun owners are exhibiting unclear thinking or depression. Just like with some (older) people, its not if you should stop driving, but when, said Dr. Ellen M....
  • Outrageous! Charlie Rangel compares tea party to Hamas terrorist group (VIDEO)

    06/20/2014 1:13:47 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | June 20 2014 | Tom Tillison
    At this stage, 84-year-old U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., understands that he can pretty much get away with saying or doing anything. If the lawmaker cheated on his taxes with little consequence, what harm can possibly come from comparing the tea party to the terrorist group Hamas. Which is precisely what Rangel did in an interview taped on Thursday, as he discussed the three Israeli teenagers recently kidnapped. We know that these victims, these kids are being held by people that have no moral standards the question is how do we handle these types of people who dont mind dying,...
  • Thad Cochran apparently didnt know that Eric Cantor lost

    06/13/2014 10:09:14 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/13/14 | Philip Bump
    INTERVIEWER: What happened in Virginia the other day, does that concern you for your chances here in this run-off? COCHRAN: I don't know what you're talking about. What happened in Virginia? INTERVIEWER: With Eric Cantor losing his seat. COCHRAN: Well, I haven't followed that campaign very closely at all. INTERVIEWER: Really? Later, the interviewer says, "Well, Eric Cantor lost his seat as the Majority Leader." To which Cochran replies, "Well, it happens. Some win, some lose."
  • Thad Cochran and the Age Issue That No One Wants to Talk About

    06/04/2014 10:00:05 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | 6/2/14 | David Weigel
    And this week, on the same day, Cochran seemed confused by two questions about the race. At a stop in Hattiesburg, Dan Balz asked Cochran about the Affordable Care Act. "I think we need to monitor any federal programs that provide services and assistance to people who need help, and this is an example of an important effort by the federal government to help make health care available, accessible and affordable," said the senator. Afterwards, as Balz reported, the Cochran campaign called him to say the senator thought the question was about the VA. When I talked to Cochran, I...
  • Donald Sterling (vanity)

    05/31/2014 10:21:54 AM PDT · by thepatriot1 · 10 replies
    So they said on TV today that Donald Sterling is suffering from dementia and had diminished cognitive abilities. Doesn't this mean that he is a sick and cannot comprehend what is currently happening with his situation. So lets break it down: a mentally handicapped person is secretly taped making statements that he may or may not understand and goes on TV and does the same. Shouldn't the concern be with his health and mental well-being. If he was a drug addict or alcoholic (ok, lets face it, and not white), that's what the media would be focusing on. I feel...
  • Being a cynic linked to tripled risk of developing dementia, Finland study suggests

    05/29/2014 1:34:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 55 replies
    Cynics are three times more likely to develop dementia than those who have faith in humanity, a study has shown. Believing that others are motivated by selfishness, or that they lie to get what they want, appears to radically increase the risk of cognitive decline in later life.It could mean that grumpy old men and women should be screened more closely for diseases such as Alzheimers. Cynicism has previously been linked to health problems such as heart disease, but this is the first time it has been associated with dementia.These results add to the evidence that peoples view on life...
  • Bob Schieffer: Romney May Run if Jeb Bush Doesn't

    04/28/2014 1:31:19 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 101 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04-28-2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may take another run at the White House, "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer said. "I have a source that told me that if Jeb Bush decides not to run, that Mitt Romney may actually try it again," Schieffer said during a panel discussion on the CBS Sunday morning news show.
  • Dementia Reversal with Coconut oil - in an 85yr old at 35 days

    04/26/2014 9:12:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 226 replies
    YouTube ^ | 16JAN2013 | Steve Trueblue
    Surprise benefits of humble coconut oil - Reversing Dementia.
  • Nancy Pelosi Suggests Founding Fathers Would Have Supported ObamaCare

    04/05/2014 1:30:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Is ObamaCare a fundamental right that our Founding Fathers would have envisioned for the country? House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently suggested that the founders would have supported ObamaCare. Fox Business Networks Elizabeth MacDonald said that the Founding Fathers wouldnt have even given Pelosi the right to vote back then. MacDonald said they wanted the states to govern themselves and wouldnt have wanted the central government to control health care.
  • Republicans Declare Harry Reid 'Unhinged,' After He Says They May Have Helped Russia Annex Crimea

    03/24/2014 7:42:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-24-14 | Brett Logiuratu
    A spokesman for Republican House Speaker John Boehner called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid "unhinged" on Monday, after Reid charged Republicans may have had a helping hand in emboldening Russia to annex Crimea. "Since a few Republicans blocked these important sanctions last work period, Russian lawmakers voted to annex Crimea and Russian forces have taken over Ukrainian military bases," Reid said on the Senate floor Monday. "It's impossible to know whether events would have unfolded differently if the United States had responded to Russian aggression with a strong, unified voice." Reid was referring to the stalling of a Ukraine aid...
  • Pelosi Laughably Claims Democrats Are The Jobs Party (She's beyond help)

    03/22/2014 12:16:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Election '14: Chief House Democrat Nancy Pelosi says her party can win this November by asking, "Where are the jobs?" That's like Bill Clinton running for re-election asking, "Where are the interns?" Former House Speaker Pelosi supposedly had been celebrating the fourth anniversary of the enactment of ObamaCare last week. She was, after all, standing before a placard touting "The Affordable Care Act Four Years Later," which featured photos of happy-looking, satisfied patients. "We just couldn't be prouder," she said of the health reform that has been separating Americans from their preferred doctors, their health plans and lots more of...
  • An Amazing Village Designed Just For People With Dementia

    02/24/2014 6:08:59 AM PST · by Makana · 23 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | February 24, 2014 | Kelsey Campbell
    Centuries after Shakespeare wrote about King Lear's symptoms, there's still no perfect way to care for sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer's. In the Netherlands, however, a radical idea is being tested: Self-contained "villages" where people with dementia shop, cook, and live togethersafely. We, as a population, are aging rapidly. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in three seniors today dies with dementia. The process of findingand paying forlong-term care can be very confusing, unfortunately, and difficult for both loved ones and patients. Most caretakers are underpaid, overworked, and must drive far distances to their jobsgiving away some 17 billion unpaid...
  • Omega-3 intake linked to signs of brain aging. [LOW]

    01/23/2014 10:46:48 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 21, 2014 | Shereen Jegtvig
    Older women with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had slightly less brain shrinkage than women with low fatty acid levels in a new study. The results may suggest that omega-3s protect the brain from the loss of volume that happens with normal aging and is seen more severely in people with dementia, the researchers say.
  • Study finds long-lasting results from brain exercises

    01/12/2014 11:39:51 PM PST · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Jan 13, 2014 | KayLazar
    A first-of-its kind study set to be released Monday finds that older adults who engaged in brain training drills retained measurable benefits up to 10 years later, suggesting that such interventions may help stave off impairments of aging that rob seniors of their independence. The latest trial found that nearly three-quarters of those who participated in reasoning exercises and information-processing drills still displayed those abilities a decade later.
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Panelist Levels Racism Charge Against Republicans Minutes After Host's Apology

    01/04/2014 10:40:16 AM PST · by absentee · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/4/2014` | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show Saturday, a few minutes after the host's emotional apology for a racially-charged segment on last week's show, panelist Katrina Vanden Heuvel renews the charge that Republicans are racists. [video goes here] The panelists are discussing populist sentiment in America as part of a discussion about the election of Bill de Blasio in NYC. The discussion spans a commercial break, and in the second half, Katrina Vanden Heuvel is addressing the idea that Republican populism has been successful in stirring up emotion and movement based on a message of lower taxes and limited government. Vanden Heuvel...
  • Alzheimer's study: Vitamin E may slow decline in mild, moderate dementia

    12/31/2013 8:36:51 PM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    CTV News/AP ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | Marilynn Marchione
    Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease -- the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage. In a study of more than 600 older veterans, high doses of the vitamin delayed the decline in daily living skills, such as making meals, getting dressed and holding a conversation, by about six months over a two-year period. Vitamin E did not preserve thinking abilities, though, and it did no good for patients who took it with another Alzheimer's medication. But those taking vitamin E alone required less help...
  • Belgium: Senate Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children

    12/13/2013 10:19:12 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | 12/12/2013 | Steven Ertelt
    The Belgian Senate voted today 50-17 to extend euthanasia to children with disabilities, in a move pro-life advocates worldwide had been fearing would come and expand an already much-abused euthanasia law even further. The vote today in the full Senate comes after a Senate committee voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions and the measure also would extend the right to request euthanasia to adults with dementia. There is still a chance to stop the bill in the House of Representatives, though pro-life campaigners fear it will become law. Currently the Belgian euthanasia law limits euthanasia...
  • As More People Live Longer Why Are Rates of Dementia Falling?

    12/12/2013 8:58:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/12/2013 | THEODORE DALRYMPLE
    There is nothing quite as difficult to predict as the future. In my lifetime I have already lived through an inevitable ice age that never materialized and inevitable mass starvation (through overpopulation) that also never happened. When I was in Central America I remember reading a book called Inevitable Revolutions by the historian Walter LaFeber, but more than a quarter of a century later the inevitable still had not taken place. By now, according to predictions, most of us should have been dead from AIDS, that is if variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease or Ebola virus had not got us first. The...
  • Exercising regularly can help reduce dementia risk, find Welsh scientists

    12/10/2013 7:23:52 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    walesonline.co.uk ^ | 12/10/2013 | Julia McWatt
    Regular exercise can play a significant role in reducing the risk of dementia, according to new a major new study by Cardiff University. The research, which followed the health habits of more than 2,200 men aged 45-59 in Caerphilly over a 35-year-period, looked at the impact of five healthy behaviours that are integral to healthy ageing. These included taking regular exercise such as walking two or more miles to work each day, cycling ten or more miles to work each day or "vigorous" exercise as a regular habit, not smoking, a low body weight, a healthy diet and a low...
  • Belgium Considering New Euthanasia Law for Kids

    10/31/2013 8:39:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 31, 2013 | Maria Cheng
    <p>Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths?</p> <p>In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending it to children something that no other country has done. The same bill would offer the right to die to adults with early dementia.</p>
  • McCain hires controversial Syria analyst who inflated credentials

    09/29/2013 5:40:14 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 68 replies
    Sen. John McCain has hired a controversial Syria analyst who recently was fired by one D.C. organization and resigned from another after it emerged that she inflated her academic credentials. The Republican senator's office confirmed to Fox News that Elizabeth O'Bagy was hired as a legislative assistant, and will start work next week. "Elizabeth is a talented researcher, and I have been very impressed by her knowledge and analysis in multiple briefings over the last year. I look forward to her joining my office," McCain said in a statement.
  • Memory Protein Fades With Age

    08/29/2013 10:58:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 2013-08-28 18:00 | Amanda Mascarelli
    Its an inconvenient truth of aging: In our 30s and up, it gets increasingly harder for most of us to recall names, faces, and details from the past. Scientists have long debated whether this gradual decline is an early form of Alzheimers diseasea neurodegenerative condition that leads to severe dementiaor a distinct neurological process. Now, researchers have found a protein that distinguishes typical forgetfulness from Alzheimers and could lead to potential treatments for age-related memory loss. Previous studies have shown that Alzheimers disease and age-related memory loss involve different neural circuits in the hippocampus, a seahorse-shaped structure in the brain...
  • Digital dementia is on the rise (South Korea)

    06/23/2013 11:34:22 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 16 replies
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 06/24/2013 | Baek Il-hyun
    Kim Min-woo, 15, started having memory problems recently. He started flunking tests in subjects that required heavy bouts of memorization. And then he couldnt remember the six-digit keypad code to get into his own home. He had to call the code up on his smartphone to get in the door. Kims mother took him to a doctor and the diagnosis was shocking: Kim had symptoms of early onset dementia due to intense exposure to digital technology. Since the age of five, Kim was tethered to either the television or the computer. He is an avid computer game lover. His brains...