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  • Major cause of dementia discovered

    12/11/2017 1:33:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 92 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 12-11-2017 | Provided by: University of Manchester
    An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis. Professor Garth Cooper from The University of Manchester, who leads the Manchester team, says the build-up of urea in the brain to toxic levels can cause brain damage - and eventually dementia. The work follows on from Professor Cooper's earlier studies, which identified metabolic linkages between Huntington's, other neurodegenerative diseases and type-2 diabetes. The team consists of scientists from The University of Manchester, the University of Auckland, AgResearch New Zealand, the South Australian Research and Development Institute,...
  • Pelosi: We're not leaving town without DACA

    12/08/2017 7:43:20 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/08/2017 | Greg Nash
    Speaking to reporters in the Capitol, Pelosi said Democrats will insist on safeguards for those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before the holiday recess, suggesting Republicans will be on their own to prevent a government shutdown if that language is excluded. "We will not leave here without a DACA fix," Pelosi said.
  • Scarborough Pleads for Trump Removal: “people close to him told me had early stages of dementia”

    11/30/2017 3:47:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 109 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Saying that "people close to him during the campaign told me had early stages of dementia," Joe Scarborough has made an impassioned plea for the removal of President Trump from office. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough also cited a New York Daily News editorial calling Trump "mad," in the sense of insane. Scarborough, noting the imminent risk of war with North Korea, called out by name General Mattis, Rex Tillerson and Mike Pence, calling on them to remove Trump, claiming that the current situation is what the 25th amendment was drafted for. Get the rest of the story and view...
  • Partridge Family star David Cassidy, 67, is placed in an 'induced coma with multiple organ...

    11/18/2017 1:26:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 18, 2017 | DAILY MAIL STAFF
    FULL TITLE: Partridge Family star David Cassidy, 67, is placed in an 'induced coma with multiple organ failure' and his family is told to 'prepare for the worst' nine months after revealing he had dementia David Cassidy is in a coma and is suffering from multiple organ failure, according to reports. The 67-year-old Partridge Family star and singer was rushed to hospital in Florida three days ago. A source told TMZ that his condition was 'grim'. He is believed to have been in failing health for the last two months. Doctors believe he could die if he doesn't get an...
  • In ‘99, Franken Copped to Copping a Feel of Kathie Gifford

    11/22/2017 11:03:31 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 21 replies
    Grabien News ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Grabien News
    Add another alleged groping incident to Al Franken’s growing list of sexual misdeeds. The one-time comedian appeared on the Howard Stern Show in 1999, where he bragged about groping Kathie Lee Gifford. Later in the show, however, Franken changed his story, and said it was “wrong” he had sexually accosted Gifford.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Partridge Family star David Cassidy, 67, is placed in an 'induced coma with multiple

    11/18/2017 12:20:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 125 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/18/17 | dailymail reporter
    Full title.........................BREAKING NEWS: Partridge Family star David Cassidy, 67, is placed in an 'induced coma with multiple organ failure' and his family is told to 'prepare for the worst' nine months after revealing he had dementia............................... The actor and singer, 67, was taken to a hospital in Florida three days ago He is believed to have been in failing health for the last two months His family is said to be gathered at his bedside and are preparing for the worst Cassidy is widely known for his starring role as Keith Partridge on the 1970s series The Partridge Family In...
  • Second woman claims George H.W. Bush grabbed her butt

    10/26/2017 10:33:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/25/2017 | Joe Tacopino
    A second woman on Wednesday came forward to claim George H.W. Bush touched her butt during a photo shoot — and said he made a creepy joke to her about his favorite magician being “David Cop-a-Feel.” Actress Jordana Grolnick told The Post that she had initially brushed of the August 2016 incident when the wheelchair-bound ex-president goosed her — but has now decided to come forward in light of an earlier allegation. “It really didn’t strike me as anything — it was the president,” Grolnick said. “In light of all this ‘me too’ — with women coming out and telling...
  • Bumblin’, Stumblin’ – – What’s Wrong with Nancy Pelosi?

    10/22/2017 8:55:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The liberal media loves to speculate about the possibility of removing President Trump from office pursuant to the 25th Amendment, which provides for the Vice-President to become Acting President if the President “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” Nancy Pelosi should be grateful that the 25th Amendment doesn’t make similar provisions in respect of the leader of the House minority. Have a look at my mashup of her conversation today with Joy Reid on MSNBC. She combines repeated stumbles with a series of odd facial expressions. View the video here.
  • Dementia treatment: First new Alzheimer’s drug for years on horizon - and it may be CURE

    10/14/2017 12:42:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    UK Daily Express ^ | 10/13/2017 | By LAUREN CLARK
    DEMENTIA - including Alzheimer’s disease - still has no effective treatment. However, the first new drugs for 14 years are likely to be approved next year - and they might just be the cure. Dementia is a decline in mental ability, and Alzheimer’s disease is its most common type. There are currently 44 million people around the world who suffer from the debilitating condition, which can cause memory loss and problems thinking. Despite the fact it costs the UK £26 billion a year, scientists have remained unable to successfully treat Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Last month a clinical...
  • Adding lithium to tap water could prevent thousands of dementia cases, new study suggests

    08/27/2017 7:48:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 78 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 23 August 2017 • 5:34pm | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    Scientists at the University of Copenhagen compared dementia rates to the natural quantities of lithium in water for more than 800,000 people in Denmark, from areas occupied by nearly half of the population. They found that in places where lithium was highest, the dementia rate fell by 17 per cent compared to those with the lowest levels. Although researchers warn that the link could be due to other environmental factors, they say that it is worth investigating whether adding lithium to tap water could be a cheap way of protecting large numbers of people from dementia. Lithium is a metallic...
  • Pelosi Very Confused: You ’Can’t Shout Wolf in a Crowded Theater’

    08/25/2017 10:37:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 73 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8-25-17 | Trey Sanchez
    To her credit, it’s the same number of letters as fire. Nancy Pelosi has been very confused this year. She keeps calling President Trump “President Bush” and continues to struggle with her vocabulary. The latest example happened in an interview with KRON when she “mixed her metaphors,” as The Washington Free Beacon reported, when talking about what the First Amendment does and doesn’t cover when it comes to free speech. "The Constitution does not say that a person can shout — yell wolf in a crowded theater,” Pelosi said, stumbling. “If you are endangering people, then you don’t have a...
  • 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 · 93 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 · 24 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).