Monday, February 09, 2015

Women make up 72 per cent of Alzheimer's patients in Canada | CTV News

Women make up 72 per cent of Alzheimer's patients in Canada | CTV News:



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Ok ladies which is it your Brain or your chest? I know I sound like a broken record but us with Alzheimer's tend to repeat ourselves alot.



God Bless,

joe

Saturday, January 24, 2015

I am sure this will piss off many.

I am sure this will piss off many. But kiss my ass. For years I have been trying my damndest  to get something done for us that suffer one or another form of Dementia, you know the killer with millions and no survivors.

So one transgender girl goes out and steps in front of a truck and commits suicide and the world suddenly says OOOOOH these people need help. Amazon.com in tribute to her is offering new customers Prime for one yea at $72.00 in her honor. Well fuck me please.

I can understand her wanting to leave a life that is fucked up for her. See I feel the same about mine, but when I expressed that feeling in an HBO documentary The Alzheimer's Project, you can find a link to it on my blog, I was chastised by I cannot tell you how many people. It is a wonderful and selfless act she has preformed to bring attention to her plight, but for me to do the same thing OH NO, i am selfish, I would run family lives, etc. Well what the hell did she do.

This is not a shame on her post, I understand her wanting to leave a life she could nolonger live in or function in. I feel that pain daily and have for 10 years. This is a SHAME on YOU post for not helping us that are dying daily from our disease. Yes all the so called Alzheimer groups out there and our government who cannot get their heads out of their asses.

Leelah Alcorn is now free of her torment. May God keep her close and wrapped in his arms, I for one feel the pain she had. I have now found out that that I have vascular calcification taking place in my muscle tissue in both my kneck and spine, oooh goody now I am a real hard head. This only leads to stroke, death and if I am truly lucky Vascular Dementia, I will have a trifecta, Alzheimer's, Frontal Temporal Dementia and Vascular Dementia.  Is it ok with you now if i still am considering setting my self free?

NOW WHEN DO YOU ALL GET OFF YOUR FLAT BUTTS AND HELP US? 

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!
joe

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The State of Alzheimer''s



Joseph,
In just five days, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union address. Washington and the nation will pause to hear the president’s vision, and we need him to publicly commit to stopping Alzheimer’s. The nation already has adopted a national plan that sets as goal one preventing and treating Alzheimer’s by 2025. But this is now just 10 years away and much work remains.
President Obama could issue a “moon shot” for ending Alzheimer’s, like John F. Kennedy did for a moon landing in 1961. But it won’t happen absent a relentless push by those impacted by this dreaded disease.
Help us plant a flag for ending Alzheimer’s by adding your voice now. Join with our USAgainstAlzheimer’s networks and thousands of activists nationwide to encourage the president to address Alzheimer’s during his speech.
The annual global cost of treating Alzheimer’s in 2010 was an estimated $604 billion – one percent of global GDP. Without new treatments, the number of Alzheimer’s cases and its associated costs are predicted to quadruple in the next 40 years.
That’s not even mentioning the personal toll it takes on families. More than 5 million Americans suffer from this cruel, unforgiving disease, and their loved ones suffer along with them.
We can’t wait for action. If we are going to stop this terrifying trajectory, we need to get bold. We need leadership.
President Obama has a chance to cast a vision for ending Alzheimer’s during his speech. We need to let him know how important it is that he does.
There’s a path to a cure, but it demands commitment from everyone. If we get it, we’ll beat this disease.
Thank you,
George


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God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!
joe

Monday, December 29, 2014

Dr. Brett Osborn

Anti-Aging  -  Oct 8, 2014
 
I believe an analog of metformin will one day launch as an “anti-aging” drug due to its potentially life-extending effects.

Why? Read on. 
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The controversial study in question here (Can people with type 2 diabetes live longer than those without?  A comparison of mortality in people initiated with metformin or sulphonylurea monotherapy and matched, non-diabetic controls by C. A. Bannister et al) was published behind a paywall in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. For a critique of this story, consider what Prof Kevin McConway, Professor of Applied Statistics, The Open University, said:

“The title of this paper itself is not helpful in that anyone reading it might get the wrong idea – this study cannot actually answer the question it poses (“Can people with type 2 diabetes live longer than those without?”) for reasons discussed below, and it sounds almost as if there are grounds to advise people without diabetes to take metformin. But in fact the study isn’t saying that at all.

“In the press release, Craig Currie says “People lose on average around eight years from their life expectancy after developing diabetes” and goes on to explain why. So if the life expectancy of people with type 2 diabetes is so much shorter, how on earth can they “live longer than people without the disease”, as the title of the release and the paper both say?

“The answer is that the comparison in the paper runs only over the time period when the patients with diabetes were on first-line treatment with metformin, on its own (and there’s a similar comparison involving patients whose first-line treatment is with sulphonylureas). At some point after this first-line treatment starts, many of the patients with diabetes would be switched from metformin alone onto a second-line treatment, and this switch is (or should be) necessary because the diabetes or its effects have got worse. But at that point the comparison in this study simply stops.

“So the quote in the press release about an eight year reduction in life expectancy, in people who develop type 2 diabetes, is talking about the entire rest of a person’s life after the diagnosis, including the time when they might be on a more aggressive second-line treatment. But the comparison in the paper is looking only at the time before the treatment changes. You can’t fit all that into a simple headline, but it is important to note that the story here is not so simple.

“But, if the survival for people with diabetes, taking metformin, is significantly better than the survival for people without diabetes, even just over the limited timespan of this study, might that still not mean that people without diabetes should take metformin in order to live longer than they otherwise would? No, it’s not saying that. The apparent difference might be due to something other than the metformin.

“The researchers did match the controls with patients with diabetes in certain ways, and in their statistical analysis they try to allow statistically for other differences between the people with diabetes and the controls. But the paper itself points out some issues. The researchers could not take into account certain possible confounders (other variables that might affect the comparison) because they did not have data on them for enough of the controls. Even without that important issue, statistical adjustment for confounders is never perfect. The difference in survival between people with diabetes on metformin, and controls without diabetes, was statistically significant but in fact rather small, and probably within the range where it could be explained by residual confounding (that is, the effect of other variables that was not taken into account by the analysis).

“Further, the paper itself also points out that people with diabetes are more likely be monitored for, and receive interventions for, problems with the heart and circulation. This extra intervention and monitoring, and the possibility of residual confounding, between them cast huge doubt on the possibility that the better survival in the patients taking metformin, compared to controls without diabetes, was simply because they were taking metformin.

“Metformin does come out well in comparison to the other diabetes treatment looked at in the study, sulphonylureas, where survival does seem to be clearly worse than it is for control people without diabetes (the paper mentions that metformin is not suitable for some people with diabetes, hence the use of sulphonylureas).  Comparing such patients with people without diabetes does not tell us much about whether it is right to prescribe them sulphonylureas. To investigate that, one would need to compare them with patients taking some other treatment that would also be appropriate for them (and not metformin, which is not appropriate for them), and this study didn’t look at that at all.”

Source:

http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-study-looking-at-type-2-diabetes-metformin-and-lifespan/

I found this to be quite interesting and wanted to pass it on. Info is from a Google+ group I belong to.

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!!!!
joe

Saturday, December 27, 2014

So I am Late!

From our family to you and yours, here is hoping you had a Very Merry Christmas. With the New Year fast approaching, Happy New Year. May it be filled with peace and love.

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!
Joe & Lynn

Saturday, December 20, 2014

To all hello, I have been ill for awhile and am now getting back to my normal. Life is getting more confusing and so am I. I am having more trouble with speaking correctly and getting out the right words.  I seem to be fine until 10am or so and then a wall comes up in front of me and I cannot do anything more. I try but the body does not want to do it and my brain is unsure of it.

They are having a contest on Health Line for health blogs of all things. Yes you can go there and vote for Living With Alzhiemers if you wish, wish hard.

Christmas is coming and I am a prepared as a dirt yard in a wind storm. I have been posting articles of late because I cannot seem to get things to work together anymore.  It actually hurts to think now, the headaches are getting worse, my walking in circles is improving, falling has become something I can do very well. OOOOOH the joys of it all, cannot talk right, think straight, walk well, but seem to do ok here was I get started. Maybe because I am really talking to myself when I post. I do that well my wife asks me often who am I talking to. Mouth is going, hands are moving the whole show is in action, of course asking me justs ruins it because I forget. I have others in my brain now.

Till next we meet.

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!!!!
joe