Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2015 03:21 pm
Over the years I've saved many articles on dementia (it runs in my family), lost those files in computer melt downs, and added more articles, so now the file is up in numbers again. Usually I don't post about them, but today an article does seem worth posting about.

Feel free to add your own articles about research re Alzheimer's or other dementias to this thread.

http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/03/11/health-alzheimers-ultrasound-idINKBN0M725A20150311

Worth a read!
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2015 03:36 pm
"Goetz stressed that his research, which used an ultrasound machine from Philips, was at a very early stage and it would be several years before it could be tested in people."

For god's sake . . . why the wait.

I imagine there would be many people who would volunteer NOW!
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2015 04:49 pm
@ossobuco,
My father had early onset Alzheimer's and the genetic component terrifies me.

I think we should be able to sign something now which says "test on me, please" so that new ideas could be put into action quicker.
MsMaryPope
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2015 06:21 pm
There are three things we all need to know about Alzheimer's:
1. This a condition that can happen to anyone anytime.
2. We all are candidates to get Alzheimer's.
3. This a condition that can happen to anyone anytime.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2015 06:28 pm
@boomerang,
I'm mixed on that, re wanting to know, as action on fixing/helping has not been deemed all that useful - so far - and is probably expensive.
I would have signed up in my twenties, and I'm starting my seventies. Bigger cloud than just wondering over fifty years, to know it at, say, 22.



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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2015 06:31 pm
@MsMaryPope,
I don't think so.

I have no grasp of the latest science take (there is no latest science take, it is always moving)

ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2015 06:45 pm
@MsMaryPope,
Hi, Miller.
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revelette2
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2016 05:53 pm
It doesn't look like anyone has been here in a while. My mother died of Alzheimer's, my uncle now has it and I am worried about getting it. My husband saw on TV about anti acids causing Alzheimer's. I have been taking several kinds for years because I have a sensitive stomach plus acid reflux. Now, I am terrified. I just threw out some of the brands listed in a blind panic just as soon as my husband told me about it. I looked it up of course.

Popular heartburn drugs linked to risk of dementia

ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2016 06:06 pm
Despite all my zeros so far on the thread, I'm a science based person and have an accumulation of articles about the subject, remain interested. My mother had a horrible death from it, hard for me to even describe.



revelette2
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2016 07:16 pm
@ossobuco,
So did mine, I had no idea at all how horrible the disease is until I witnessed it.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2016 07:31 pm
@revelette2,
We have some things in common, including hearing. I'm older, I'm guessing on that..

We oft agree on politics.

cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2016 07:34 pm
@revelette2,
I'm glad I've stayed away from heartburn drugs. Frightening.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2016 07:45 pm
@ossobuco,
Why is KAK allowed so many accounts?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2016 07:47 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I came here to mention those drugs.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/heartburn-drugs-ppi-prilosec-nexium-prevacid-risk-of-dementia/
Popular heartburn drugs linked to risk of dementia
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2016 08:16 pm
@edgarblythe,
One of the smartest guy in our social group, a physicist, is suffering from dementia. I wonder if he's been taking those pills.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2016 08:35 pm
@cicerone imposter,
When over the counter Nexium first came out, I took one of the capsules and it gave me diarrhea for about two weeks.
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revelette2
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2016 09:06 am
@ossobuco,
Yeah, I noticed that as well. Glad you had this thread.
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revelette2
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2016 09:14 am
@edgarblythe,
I mostly take a prescription drug for my stomach now, I just had some of those lying around and decided to throw them away. Now I am kind of worried about my prescription drug, but I think it mostly an anxiety drug which helps stomachs too. It is odd, I don't avoid other dangers to the extent I try to avoid getting Alzheimer's. I just didn't think it could really be avoided. Not that I think avoiding those pills will keep me from getting it, but no need to help it along.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2016 09:37 am
I rarely get stomach trouble these days, and I ascribe it to making fruit and yogurt smoothies a bunch of times a week. I know this is not a medically proven ploy, although there is talk about probiotics (blah blah blah) but so far so good. It's been several years now. Funny, I used to avoid yogurt with a passion as I hated it as a child. Good though with banana, some other fruit, some unsweetened cocoa, topped with almond milk, and swirled in the processor.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2016 09:47 am
I don't get real stomach problems. Once every couple of months, I eat a dinner that gives just enough indigestion to take a Tums. I tried the Nexium when it first became an over the counter offering. I am glad I tried it. Now I know from real experience it is not for me.
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