More Than 5 Million Americans Have Alzheimers.........

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/28/2007 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
 Confirming longstanding predictions that AD will approach EPIDEMIC proportions in the United States Seniors has come true.........
 
A new report from the Alzheimers Society of USA has found that more than 5 million ppl now do suffer with this DD.....Mind robbing disease...this represents approximetaly a 10% increase from 5 yrs ago and the numbers have Horribly doubled since 1980 according to the study released from the Alzheimer's Association of America
 
 1 out of every 8 ppl over the age of 65 now has this disease::
 this includes the half over 85 with it as well
 
 Between 2000 and 2004 Alzheimer deaths or deaths associated with AD had rose 33%
 
This is a real startling amount of PPL and it really hit a chord with me .........
 
 Scientists do predict that7.7 million ppl that are above age 65 plus will have this disease UNLESS new research is being done
The President of the American AD Association says there is HOPE
 
Right now there are 9 drugs in Clininical Trials for AD.....that with newer more advanced Diagnostic  tools may have the potential to change the ways that this disease is growing and contiuing to grow at a very alarming rate .......
 
You can read about more of this in the resources and clinical trial  going on right now
 
I pray fervently that some day we can do something about this disease that literally ROBS us of our loved ones
 
God Bless
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 11/9/2007 11:12:42 AM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 4/3/2007 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Reseach costs money and we all can help by just buying a coffee and donating when " Alzheimers Coffee Day " arrives I will let you know

Also AD Society does accept donations for research.......
This is (research) is greatly need to help and try to stop the AD from coming on or help those with it maybe slow the progreession of the disease

Call your local AD society office and see what you might be able to do to help

LYN

 The numbers of ppl with this Disease are going to and are rising lets see what we can all do to try and help that.........

It is a horrid disease that LITERALLY robs you and your loved ones......Of so much


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   Posted 4/3/2007 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
There are also many under the age of 65 being dx with AD,FTD,& Vascular dementia.
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   Posted 4/4/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Checking into info on those other disorders/diseases
You are more than welcome to post what you have gone thru Snowy and what you may know about them as well

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   Posted 5/4/2007 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
This DD makes me so angry at times and other times I am so sad for what I ahve seen and for what has become of my Dad it is so hard to see him this way but I know I could not have him away from me
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   Posted 6/27/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Even though I was rediagnosed with Vascular Dementia,I feel I have Alzheimer's along with it.I watched Aliens for the 3rd time during the nite last nite,& only remembered the little girl in it & not much else.It was like I was seeing it for the first time.I was a bit shook from the experience.I'm fine now BUT am conserned.
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   Posted 6/28/2007 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Snowy
You have concerns to be scared hun IMHO
I would be asking again for another re testing perhaps from another doc or if your doc has always looked after you then him of course

Would this HAVE anything to do with stress over Larry's working hun at all and being alone alot more??

Be well and let me know

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   Posted 7/12/2007 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
How are you doign hun and Larry at his job??
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   Posted 7/12/2007 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Larry is doing great in the new job,but some evenings when he gets home his back is killing him from all the walking other times he's ok.
I'm fine too & wil ask my Neuro for a pet scan with contrast medium.He can always say no,lol.
May even go back on the Razadyne too.Neuro said when we think i'm ready he'll fix it up.
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   Posted 7/12/2007 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I bet Larry's back is sore but I also am able to bet he feels good about working again EH


I am hoping your doc will say yes
Just give him the Snowy talk lol........

Be well and keep me posted please
Say hello to Larry for me as well

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   Posted 11/9/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
 This number of people afflicted with Alzheimer's was posted about ten mths ago.........Can you imagine the numbers now of ppl with AD,even with research and meds sometimes it is caught too late in the stages to do anything
sad
We have to help as much as we can too support our Local Alzheimers Society and the fundraising events they do for  Research..........
 
Our Seniors and loved ones do deserve this ........IMHO........
 
 
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 11/9/2007 11:30:16 AM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 12/5/2007 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Alzheimer's disease affects approximately 5 million people in the U.S.1 It's a progressive disease that affects the brain and can result in:


Loss of memory
Loss of ability to think and speak clearly
Loss of ability to perform everyday tasks
Changes in behavior


Although there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, there are prescription medications and other treatments that can help slow the progression of symptoms, improve ability to perform everyday tasks, and help maintain independence.

If you or someone you are caring for is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, you may want to talk with the doctor about a unique Alzheimer's medication called Namenda (memantine HCl). It works in an entirely different way than all of the other Alzheimer's therapies on the market and has been shown in clinical trials to safely and effectively treat moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease.

*** Please do check out the Resources in Yellow at side for more information on this medication as well ..........LYN
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http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-health/20080622/SCI.Alzheimer_s.Clue/
You can check this out as well
There is hope out there

I have lost both parents to AD

Thanks Pink
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   Posted 7/3/2008 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
AS well the local chapters of the Alzheimer's Society
DOES so appreciate VOLUNTEERS
to deliver " meals" and or just go and visit with shut ins .......

I know how sad and lonely I feel when sick and I would love to have someone just come in to yak with me ya know

Give it a thought

Alzheimer's rate increasing dramatically daily,weekly and monthly

Need all the help they can get and not just monetary

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Bringing to the top for newer members to check out

LYN
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   Posted 5/8/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
idea ......PLEASE do anything you can possibly do to help out with this DD
 
.....We are losing our Elders at an alarming rate.......
 
..........Everywhere in the World..........
 
IN al my time working in Geriatrics I saw one Oriental and one Native person
That is because they are TOTALLY revered in those cultures
We couold take lessons from that IMHO
 
.......God Bless our Seniours and AD loved ones..........LYN
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