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  • Tim Conway, 84, Suffering from Dementia: He's 'Almost Entirely Unresponsive,' Says Daughter

    08/24/2018 7:07:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 115 replies
    People ^ | August 24, 2018 | Robyn Merrett
    Tim Conway is battling dementia. The 84-year-old Carol Burnett Show star’s daughter Kelly is asking to be appointed conservator of her father and be in charge of his medical treatments, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE and first reported by The Blast. Kelly, 56, filed the documents in Los Angeles on Friday, claiming Conway’s wife Charlene is “planning to move him out of the excellent skilled nursing facility he is currently at” and place him in one that won’t give him access to “registered nurses at all times and his 24-hour caregiver and speech therapist (to help with swallowing).” Kelly also states...
  • (Personal) Mother Diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer's disease

    07/23/2018 1:31:36 PM PDT · by lyby · 97 replies
    lyby ^ | 07-23-2018 | lyby
    I suppose this is how dementia/Alzheimer's disease progresses... Or is it the medication? Or a combination?
  • Need help/advice for coping with a dying father

    07/13/2018 9:06:10 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 109 replies
    Me | 7/12/2018 | Me
    Hi FRiends. I've been having a tough time over the past 18 months and was hoping for any advice, books, ideas, prayers - anything that could help me get through things because I'm hurting and feeling lost. My father, 71, has been diagnosed with a degenerative brain disease - Frontotemporal Dementia. He declined extremely rapidly at first but has now leveled off, mostly because there's not much left to lose. We went from seeing him over Labor Day 2016 and noticing something might be a little off to him having failing to tell the doctor the names of his kids,...
  • Speech problems mar Pelosi appearance: Says tax cut will add ‘2 children dollars more’ to deficit

    07/14/2018 7:59:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 104 replies
    American Mirror ^ | July 13, 2018
    What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? The House Minority Leader — and presumptive Speaker of the House if Democrats retake the majority this November — displayed more bizarre behavior for reporters on Thursday as she held her weekly press conference. Pelosi suffered brain freezes, speech problems and confused Russia and China at least twice. While attacking Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Pelosi had trouble saying “effectively.” “His kowtowing to the president, esffect, esffectively saying…” she said. Moments later, while attacking the Trump tax cut, she said, “…the GOP tax scam for the rich that added 2 children dollars more”...
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH NANCY? Pelosi trips over ‘soy beans,’ asks reporter to ‘repoot’ question

    06/29/2018 7:16:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    www.theamericanmirror.com ^ | June 29, 2018 | By Kyle Olson
    What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? As the noose seems to be tightening on her prospects to return to party power after the November elections, the House Minority Leader stumbled over words, suffered brain freezes and stared at reporters during a Thursday press conference. “Last week, soy bean futures hit a nine-year low,” Pelosi told reporters. “Soy boyn— soy bean futures hit a nine-year low,” she repeated, attempting to pronounce the words clearly, accentuating each one with a pointed finger. “Pork producers, corn growers and wheat grawers, growers are reeling, too,” she said before suffering a brain freeze, staring at...
  • GOP Lawmakers Introduce Censure Measure, Call On Maxine Waters To Resign

    06/26/2018 7:36:32 AM PDT · by Pollard · 86 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/26/2018 | Scott Morefield
    Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs on Monday introduced a measure that would censure Rep. Maxine Waters and ask her to resign for inciting people to publicly confront Trump administration officials. Biggs told The Hill that Waters’ comments do “not become somebody who’s in Congress” and warrant disciplinary action. “So we just introduced it, we have some cosponsors, but what she did was to basically incite people to come after and attack members of the president’s cabinet,” the Arizona Republican told The Hill. “And also spread that out to more people.” “Everybody agrees that it was just highly objectionable what she did,”...
  • CBS Deletes Robert De Niro’s ‘Offensive Language’ From Tony Awards Live Telecast ("F Trump!")

    06/10/2018 9:59:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Variety ^ | June 10, 2018 | Cynthia Littleton
    Robert De Niro got a standing ovation at the Tony Awards for shouting “F— Trump” from the stage to the crowd at Radio City Music Hall. But viewers at home didn’t hear the expletive thanks to the 10-second delay CBS had on the live telecast and the quick reflexes of a CBS Program Practices executive monitoring the show back at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. CBS confirmed that De Niro went off script in his remarks as he took the stage to introduce Bruce Springsteen’s performance on the Tony telecast. The CBS Program Practices executive monitoring the show...
  • Pop star David Cassidy said he lied about dementia, drinking

    06/06/2018 3:13:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former teen idol David Cassidy did not have dementia, as he claimed before he died, and lied about giving up drinking, the singer told the makers of a documentary about him in the months before his death. Cassidy, 67, who shot to fame in the 1970s TV show "The Partridge Family," died of organ failure at age 67 in Florida in November 2017, nine months after declaring he was fighting dementia in a bid to stave off reports about odd behaviour. But in an excerpt released on Wednesday from documentary "David Cassidy: The Last Session," Cassidy...
  • Rudy Giuliani says Kim Jong-un got ‘on his hands and knees’ and begged for US-Korea summit

    06/06/2018 9:44:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Cairns Post ^ | June 6, 2018 | The Associated Press and News Corp. Australia Network
    DONALD Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says Kim Jong-un was so desperate for the meeting between the US and North Korea that he begged to reschedule it. Mr Giuliani told a business conference in Israel that Mr Trump’s tough line had forced the North Korean leader’s hand. Mr Giuliani said there was no choice but to cancel the June 12 summit after Kim insulted the US vice president and national security and threatened nuclear war. “We said, ‘Well, we’re not going to have a summit under those circumstances,”’ Mr Giuliani said. “Well, Kim Jung-un got back on his hands and knees...
  • Naked neighborhood stroll in a rainstorm? Yeah, that will get you arrested

    05/21/2018 9:00:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 50 replies
    north Florida deputy tasered a naked man who was wandering through a neighborhood during a rainstorm. The Pensacola News-Journal reports Joseph John Musso was arrested Thursday and charged with loitering and prowling, lewd and lascivious behavior, resisting an officer without violence and exposure of sexual organs. Authorities were called by a resident who said his security camera showed a naked man walking by the front door. A second person then called the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office and said they saw a naked man with an erection. Amid heavy rainfall, a deputy tried to apprehend the man but he ran away....
  • 54 things Donald Trump Jr. couldn’t ‘recall’ or ‘remember’ in his testimony

    05/16/2018 5:54:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2018 | Aaron Blake
    If there's one thing Donald Trump Jr. cleared up with his congressional testimony, it's that he doesn't remember a lot of things. In a newly released transcript of his testimony, Trump repeatedly couched his answers about that June 2016 Trump Tower meeting by saying he did not “remember” or that he didn't “recall” certain things. Even when he was pretty sure, he'd say “not that I recall” or something like that. The result was a pretty cagey piece of testimony.
  • Morning Joe Grudgingly Gives Trump Korea Credit — But Suggests He’s Demented

    04/27/2018 4:57:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Nice work — for a demented dude . . . That was the takeaway from today’s Morning Joe. On the one hand, Joe Scarborough and John Heilemann grudgingly gave President Trump credit for the apparent diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea. Scarborough, for example, said, “it’s hard not to look at all the bluster, and all the insults, and all the threats from Donald Trump, and not believe that that actually forced the North, and the South, to try to figure out a way to get together.” But a bit later, there was Scarborough suggesting that, contrary to Dr. Ronny Jackson’s...
  • Certain common medications tied to 30% higher dementia risk, study finds

    04/26/2018 8:32:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Many older adults know that long-term use of certain medications can negatively affect cognition and increase one's risk of dementia. But a new study suggests that some classes of anticholinergic drugs -- particularly those used to treat depression, Parkinson's and urinary incontinence -- carry a higher risk than others. Anticholinergic drugs function by blocking the effects of acetylcholine, a chemical released by nerve cells to send signals to other nerves and muscles. They are prescribed to 20% to 50% of older adults in the United States to treat a variety of neurological, psychiatric, gastrointestinal, respiratory and muscular conditions, according to...
  • John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

    03/27/2018 5:35:55 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 141 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 27, 2018 | JOHN PAUL STEVENS
    Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society. That support is a clear sign to lawmakers to enact legislation prohibiting civilian ownership of semiautomatic weapons, increasing the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 years old, and establishing more comprehensive background checks on all purchasers of firearms. But the...
  • Dementia-Fitness Link Found in Study of 191 Women for 44 Years (fitness good)

    03/15/2018 7:49:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Clyde Hughes
    A link between dementia onset and cardiovascular fitness was found in a study that followed 191 women for 44 years, said a study published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology. Researchers found that middle-aged women with a high-degree of cardiovascular fitness were 90 percent less likely to develop dementia later in life than those with moderate levels. The study looked at a sub-sample of Swedish women aged 38 to 60 who were first examined and tested back in 1968, the website Live Science reported and the findings suggest that physical fitness in midlife benefitted the brain along with the heart....
  • Mental Meltdown: Pelosi Suffers 16 Brain Freezes in 15 Minute Presser

    03/08/2018 1:53:52 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 91 replies
    During her weekly press conference Thursday, House Minority Leader’s train of thought seemed to ran out of gas ... 16 times. The 77-year old California congresswoman repeatedly paused in the middle of her sentences while searching for her next words. In all, Pelosi stumbled 16 times over just 15 minutes. At times, Pelosi stared vacantly into the distance as she gathered her thoughts. "This week we had ... March 5th ... marked the 6th month -- the end of the ... time frame," Pelosi stumbled, attempting to explain the expiration of President Trump's deadline on reforming Deferred Action Against Childhood...
  • Man Accused of Killing Cellmate: 'There’s One Less Child Molester'

    02/28/2018 10:25:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Florida authorities say an inmate who killed his cellmate last month while awaiting trial for killing another cellmate in 2015 is now in solitary confinement. The Panama City News Herald reports 21-year-old Frederick Patterson III said he killed his 82-year-old cellmate Arthur Williams on Jan. 15, and told correctional officers that “there’s one less child molester on the streets.” Patterson, a convicted burglar, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for killing 45-year-old Scott Collinsworth, a convicted robber, in the Apalachee Correctional Institution.
  • Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

    02/21/2018 1:22:19 AM PST · by zeestephen · 70 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 20 February 2018
    Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
  • Pelosi: If Trump.....Firing Rosenstein Or Mueller, Will Trigger "Constitutional Crisis" (tr)

    02/02/2018 2:24:30 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 75 replies
    RCP video ^ | 2-2-2018 | Tim Hains
    Full title: Pelosi Warns: If Trump Uses Memo To Justify Firing Rosenstein Or Mueller, Will Trigger "Constitutional Crisis" House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CBS News on Friday that "if the president uses this fake, horrible release of distorted intelligence as an excuse to fire [acting attorney general Rod] Rosenstein or [special counsel Robert] Mueller, it could lead to a constitutional crisis." "He has abdicated his responsibilities as commander in chief to protect the American people by protecting our intelligence sources and the rest," she said of Trump. (snip) Of the memo, she said: "It’s appalling. It’s a misrepresentation. It...
  • Retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, warn scientists

    01/22/2018 9:33:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 22 January 2018 • 5:08PM | Sarah Knapton
    Workers looking forward to enjoying a long and leisurely retirement after years of toil may need to think again. New research shows that brain function declines rapidly as soon as people stop work and put their feet up. A major British study which tracked 3,400 retired civil servants found that short-term memory declines nearly 40 percent faster once employees become pensioners. It appears that the lack of regular stimulation takes a heavy toll on cognitive function and speeds up memory loss and dementia, researchers warned. Professor Cary Cooper, an expert in organizational psychology at Manchester Business School, said the study...