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  • 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...
  • Mark Gastineau: I Have Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

    01/19/2017 6:14:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 19, 2017 | Anthony Barstow
    Jets great Mark Gastineau revealed in a radio interview Thursday with WOR’s Pete McCarthy he has been diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The franchise’s all-time sacks leader, known for his colorful demeanor and hard-nosed play, said he believes his health issues are the result of his playing style and that new techniques could have prevented his diagnosis. “When my results came back, you know, I had dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s,” Gastineau told McCarthy.
  • WWE Hall OF Fame Legend Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka Dead at Age 73

    01/15/2017 1:33:18 PM PST · by drewh · 3 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/15/2017 12:02 PM PST
    Jimmy Snuka, the WWE Hall of Famer, has died after losing his battle to stomach cancer. Jimmy wrestled from the 1970s onward ... all the way through 2010. Jimmy came into the WWE as a heel, and became famous for his acrobatic wrestling style. He eventually turned and became a good guy. He had a number of shots at the WWE championship -- both as a villain and hero -- but never won. The Fijian wrestler, also known as Superfly Snuka, would often punish his opponents with his signature move -- the Superfly Splash ... which was an epic body...
  • Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Wrestling Legend, Dead at 73

    01/15/2017 1:34:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 15, 2017 | Jason Diamond
    Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, the high-flying Fijian-born professional wrestler who rose to fame alongside icons Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Andre the Giant in Vince McMahon's WWE (then the WWF), is dead at the age of 73. His death comes less than a month after murder charges were dropped in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino. WWE superstar and Snuka's daughter Tamina Snuka announced her father's death on Instagram.
  • Cops: Veteran Politician Groped Victim, 103 (Another Democrat from Pennsylvania)

    12/29/2016 6:35:49 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 7 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2016 | Unknown
    DECEMBER 29--A veteran Pennsylvania politician is facing indecent assault charges for repeatedly molesting a 103-year-old woman confined to a nursing home, according to investigators
  • THE ASSASSINATION OF JERRY LEWIS

    12/21/2016 8:14:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/21/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Jerry’s Great Sin, in the Holy Religion of Liberalism and its life-sucking, Obama-Clinton Axis. Jerry Lewis, the great comic, is a genius and philanthropist. He is 90 years old, and retired. He is a former comic of world-wide acclaim. He is an accomplished, award winning singer, dancer, film writer, actor, film producer, director, and much more. Over a period of 40 years, Jerry Lewis raised over $2.45 BILLION for a childrens’ disease called Muscular Dystrophy. Prior to Jerry taking on this cause, few had ever heard of Muscular Dystrophy and nobody had ever raised ANYthing for it.
  • Things that make you go HMM. Why oh why would Chelsea Clinton share a tweet about dementia?

    11/17/2016 5:32:53 PM PST · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/17/2016 | Staff
    Since her mother lost the election, Chelsea has been posting very infrequently to Twitter and most of her tweets are more informative than personal. This one though she shared this morning makes one wonder what she was thinking when she posted it because let’s be honest, any Hillary detractor is going to have one thought and one thought only when they read this: Ok, so it’s totally snarky (and c’mon, you’re on Twitchy so what do you expect) but why would Chelsea be interested in dementia research? Hrm. Let’s think for a minute … Ouch! And there ya’ go …...
  • Clinton says she 'does not recall' [20 times] in her answers about her emails

    10/14/2016 1:18:00 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 44 replies
    Newsy via AOL ^ | Oct 13th 2016 | LAUREN STEPHENSON
    Although the U.S. Justice Department didn't end up pursuing criminal charges against Hillary Clinton, she's still having to answer questions about her private email server. And it's not just on the campaign trail — it's in court. Clinton's attorneys submitted on her behalf answers to 23 of the 25 questions posed to her by Judicial Watch as part of its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against Clinton. Judicial Watch is a "conservative, non-partisan" watchdog organization. She signed and submitted her answers under penalty of perjury on Monday. And Thursday, Judicial Watch released Clinton's responses. Many of the responses included the...