Thursday, August 18, 2011

Alzheimer's and Sleep Apnea.


Yes aliens came and got me and did wierd things to me. I loved it. Wired for the night and sleep test should get results on next earth visit. My doctor says that in his practice in sleep studies that he has found that sleep apnea is a precursor to different forms of Dementia, including Alzheimer's. This i find interesting and have looked into this and their seems to be some validaty to this thought process.

To all that have bought my book thank you, I am sure the Alzheimer's Disease Research Foundation appreciates you also. All funds I receive from my book are donated to them. I will be posting the new amount shortly. I cannot thank you all enough for helping to find the cause.

I was on the Natioanal NAPA Alzheimers Comference call on the 5th i think it was. Have to say i was less than impressed.  Most callers  (practically all) just wiened about there not being financial help for them to take care of THESE PEOPLE almost all used that terem. I think i said it before if not i will say it now, we who suffer this disease are just to be put off to the side.  I am one of THESE people and deserve more thought than we are given.  Only two ladies had any brains on that call, as far as i am concerned.  They both spoke about their mothers getting Alzheimer's in their late 40's and early 50's and dieing within 5 years. They feel and I agree whole heartedly with them that the studies should not be for onlyl those 65 and older,  THEY (yes thos who know it all) have to realize that this disease starts much sooner than 65, I knew at 50 something was wrong but it took years to get any health provider to really listen. I was asked what I wanted to say off the air, you know the screening process, and I told them we need a voice and as i continued, you guess click and back to toe conference, that just depens my distaste for ALZ.org, and many of you know I do not hold them dearly at all.

Will let you all know the outcome of my alien abduction and expierements after they return on Monday to talk to me again.

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

5 comments:

NewKidontheBlogg said...

Will be interesting to see what the results of your test are, Joe. It's so good you can be on the air answering questions. People need to be educated.

I had lunch with an 18 year old going off to college, and she had good questions about dementia. Maybe people who are older don't want to face their own mortality and don't know how to respond.

I am walking in the Alzheimer's Association walk. Don't be mad at me, Joe. Walking is good for me and it makes family and friends aware.

Take care of you. You are an awesome voice.

Harrison 9 said...

I saw your picture before I read the headline...scared me! I thought you were on oxygen with all those tubes! Glad it was just a sleep study...ha!!! Makes me wonder about my Mom's sleeping...she has alot of trouble settling down to sleep then she wakes up frequently in a FRIGHT...she also loves to talk at night. Sure makes it hard on Daddy so I try to give him nights off with full sleep. If you never get DEEP sleep, life is sure complicated...hope your Dr. gets some good insight from his "lab rat"...YOU! Have a great weekend Joe! God bless you and yours.

JUST A MOM said...

Now THAT'S one way to get BEAMED UP Joe... hope you get good results from your tests..

Pinkladydana said...

Hi Joe,

My husband Steve has inherited early-onset Alzheimer's, and both he and his brother who died last year at age 58 suffer from sleep apnea and wore (and wear) a C-pap. Now that Steve is moving into the moderate stage with confusion mounting and serious tremors, we are hoping to get some information about stopping the spasms and odd hand movements from the EEG he had today. Clonezipam is being prescribed.

I posted on this subject on my blog Today's Project, an hour ago.

Carry on, you're doing great!
Dana Kruckenberg

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