Dementia and Alzheimer's

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Somehow I missed this. Losing someone to Alzheimer's is devastating. Long, more horrible everyday, and then a living body, but the person you love is gone.

There are support groups. And private assistance/therapy. Recovering from the loss of your longterm companion is difficult enough, but watching one disappear in slow motion is especially devastating. His local Alz Asso chapter might have good local support for him. At a minimum, it can provide some support by affirming his loss and sorrow. Please give him a hug from me and let him know that life can go on. The sun will come up one day. :bighug:
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How Deep Sleep May Help The Brain Clear Alzheimer's Toxins
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-sho ... ers-toxins

So many pieces in the puzzle. Here's another one.
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Donald Trump is the oldest man to be elected President (for a first term - he's now almost as old as Reagan was at the beginning of his second term). What are the chances that all of Trump's outrageous behavior are the result of early stages of dementia?
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My friend Stephen's mother had Alzheimer's and he's been saying so of Trump since the very beginning of his term.
Fortinbras wrote: Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:56 am Donald Trump is the oldest man to be elected President (for a first term - he's now almost as old as Reagan was at the beginning of his second term). What are the chances that all of Trump's outrageous behavior are the result of early stages of dementia?
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'Course, Trump was an evil piece of dog crap long before he was old enough to suffer from dementia. :-
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Fortinbras wrote: Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:56 am Donald Trump is the oldest man to be elected President (for a first term - he's now almost as old as Reagan was at the beginning of his second term). What are the chances that all of Trump's outrageous behavior are the result of early stages of dementia?
Zero. Any dementia he may have is the shit icing on the crime boss cake. A cake being served by the neo-Republican party.
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The New Alzheimer’s–Air Pollution Link
Toxic airborne particles can travel from lungs and nose to the brain, and exposure is linked to memory loss

By Ellen Ruppel Shell | Scientific American May 2020 Issue

IN BRIEF

Many recent studies show that Alzheimer’s disease occurs more often in people exposed to fine particles in polluted air.
Such droplets, a 30th the diameter of a human hair, contain several toxic substances that can damage brain cells.
Particles can weaken a protective barrier around the brain and also can enter from nerves near the nose.




more in article https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... tion-link/
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Bowel disease linked to huge increase in risk of Alzheimer’s, dementia
New research has found that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is linked to a six-fold risk of Alzheimer’s disease – and an overall doubling the risk of dementia of all types.

It was also found that dementia was diagnosed seven years earlier in people with IBD than in those without the condition. This suggests that IBD may hasten the onset of dementia.

The research, led by Taiwan’s Taipei Veterans General Hospital, is the latest to explore disruptions in what is known as the gut-brain axis.

This is a complex communication system between the gut and the bacteria living there – the microbiome – and the central nervous system.
https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/wellbei ... 2020200718
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