Friday, October 07, 2016

Is it Alzheimer's or Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus: An Often Misdiagnosed, Treatable Brain Condition

September was Hydrocephalus Awareness Month. Never heard of this condition? You’re not alone.

Often referred to as a treatable form of dementia, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) is a chronic neurological disorder where an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) causes the fluid-filled ventricles in the brain to gradually enlarge, sometimes with little or no increase in intracranial pressure. While NPH can occur in adults of any age, it disproportionately appears in older individuals, and is accompanied by some or all of a triad of symptoms that include gait disturbances, dementia, and impaired bladder control.

Left untreated, NPH can cause an individual to degenerate into what appears to be dementia and is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases. Sometimes, this condition remains undiagnosed because symptoms are thought to be part of the aging process. 

The major difference between AD and NPH is that there are treatment options for those with NPH. The current treatment for NPH is the insertion of a shunt into the brain that diverts fluid from the brain to another part of the body to be absorbed. Individuals successfully treated for NPH experience a partial to full regression of their symptoms, allowing them to return to normal activities of daily living. This makes misdiagnosis even more troublesome, as those who could be receiving treatment are not, leading to otherwise avoidable progression of the degeneration and, in many cases, unnecessary placement in assisted living facilities or nursing homes.

If you’re interested in receiving a new diagnosis or don’t know what to ask when looking for a second opinion, visit the Hydrocephalus Association’s Physicians Directory page:

You can also help spread the word about this condition by posting a video of how you #MakeWaves for hydrocephalus awareness on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account. Your post could be featured on the Hydrocephalus Association’s social media pages! For more information and examples of waves, please visit

The above post was provided by Make Waves to help with awareness of NPH which is sometimes diagnosed as Alzheimer's.  It is the purpose of this blog to bring all the info possible concerning different forms of dementia.  Thank you Martha Pace for the posting.

God Bless and Keep You and This Country of Ours!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Yes I am still here. Have not been around for awhile, not quiet sure where I was, but it was not here brain wise that is.  Touble remembering what I am doing again and what day it is or what I want to say.  Try as one might to fight and do things to help maintain some type of normal life, whatever that is this disease good old Alzheimer's just keeps marching on.  I have been reading some so called new developments and they always say that maybe this might help by the year 215637, they still have their heads up their ass.

As you know about 72% of all Alzheimer's deaths' (360,000 aprrox.) more than lung cancer and breast cancer combined are women. Yes that is a fact. Why nobody seems to know. I have a thought, yes I still have them, Copper. Yes the heavy metal copper is linked (not a cause) to Alzheimer's. Seems that 49yr olds and such are getting Alzheimer's more frequently. Well guess what ladies, you know that little pill you have been taking for 30+ years or so or the iud all contain copper. Maybe not a significant amount but over the years it adds up. Go study how the body handles heavy metals, little hint it stores them in your bones, when it cannot flush them all out.  Blood tests do not tell the answer unless you receive massive doses.  Only true way to rid you system, men this is for you also, is to have intervenious Cheleation done. I am sure I will here what a putz I am but that is ok. Mercury and Aluminum are also linked to Alzheimer's.  You in my group generation old, mercury fillings in the teeth. Gov. alows for a certain amount of lead in your system, thanks you very much shoot me in the head. No amount of lead in your system or any heavy metal is acceptable or condusive to good health.

See brain is active at the moment.

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Gene Wilder set free from Alzheimer's.

Last night Alzheimer's set free one of the most beloved movie comedians of our time, Gene Wilder.

Known for Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, The Producers and one of my very favorites, Young Frankenstein.  He and Mel Brooks (long time friend) together gave us all many great moments at the movies.

Gene you will be remembered and it is our loss.  But as for me, I am glad you are now finally free from this viscious and ravaging disease of Alzheimer's.  Go with the Lord my friend.

God Bless and Keep You and This Country of Ours!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


For some reason lately I have gotten emails about my being a caregiver and how do I handle things, PEOPLE I HAVE ALZHEIMER'S, am not a caregiver as you know one to be. So I thought I would formalllly introduce to you MEAN LYNN P, my caregiver par excellent. She has developed many ways of handling me, but she has now taken on a new trick:

Yes there she is, taking caregiving to new hieghts, she has no choice with me but to come up with new methods of dealing with me.  I will continue to drive her crazy. See my brain has figured out how to out smart this disease and her, the right side moved to the left and the left to the right. Now the pulses are really a mess.

God Bless and Keep You and This Country of Ours!

PS:  The World Premier of: FRAGILE STORM, on the web will be in September, I will be posting the links as soon as available, please watch for them.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Alzheimer's - A Possible Solution?

I am posting an email I received. Follow the link and check out the site. Interesting, your thoughts would be appreciated>

Dear Sir / Madam,

Good day.

After reading your blog, I hope this email will give Alzheimer’s and dementia patients a glimpse of hope.

With a deep passion to find a solution for Alzheimer’s and dementia, Dr. Takehiko Fujino (Emeritus Professor of Kyushu University, Japan) led a research team to conduct the world’s first clinical trial of Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN. Based on the clinical data, intake of this plasmalogen improved cognitive function, emotional and behavioral problems (such as hallucination and delusion) in Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients. Some patients showed dramatic changes just 2 weeks after taking this plasmalogen.

I am lucky enough to have the privilege as part of this project to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as to support and empower the sufferers and their caregivers to improve their quality of life. I understand that taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be overwhelming and stressful. I hope this email can make the caregivers aware of available option from natural dietary supplementation, which might be able to help their loved ones.

If you are interested to find out more about Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN, you can visit Alternatively, please free feel to email me and I am happy to have more meaningful conversations with you.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,
Dr. Crystal Goh Wei Pin
(Ph.D. in Health Biotechnology)

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Dr. Joseph Sivak

Many of you who have followed my blog for some time, also read I Hate Alzheimer's by Dr. Joseph Sivack. Doc has not posted is some time and we are still close friends. He and his have been traveling and moving to find the right spot to get away from Minnesota winters.  Well, I am happy to tell you that Doc is still alive and thriving and Living in the Land of Oranges. Yes, Florida. Exactly where is up to him to let you know. He still has access to post on my blog.
Many of you know he wrote; When Can I Go Home.  His story of caregiving to his mother who had Alzheimer's.  He now has problems with his eyes, I guess that is because he is a psychiatrist and has seen too many things in people's brains that have taken their toll.
Well back to my world to figure out where I am.

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Alzheimer's Claims Mack Rice!

"Sir" or "Gentlemen" Mack Rice as he was known was set free from Alzheimer's a week ago. Many may wonder who was Mack Rice. Well he was a good friend of Wilson Pickett. You say ok and what does that mean. You see Mack wrote a song that Wilson made into a smash, you may remember MUSTANG SALLY, or Respect Yourself that he co-composed.  Mack was 82 when he passed. "Sir" Mack was known for his musical abilities, but more so for the gentle soul he was. The world will miss him.

So long "Sir" Mack!!!!

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!