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Social Media

After having a lot of problems recently, I have decided to close down some of my social media links
This is because I am struggling to cope with it all these days It's very sad, but I think it's time to step back and take things easy
Part of the problem is that I have noticed a rise in political and racial hatred etc, and I want nothing to do with this sort of thing.
Life is too short to get involved with something I have little or no control over, so I have taken the easy route out of it
Many people have complained about the rise in hatred on these sites, so I guess it's time to say goodbye to many people.
I am sure that anyone wishing to contact me, can still do do using other methods in the future Ken

Social Media

After having a lot of problems recently, I have decided to close down some of my social media links This is because I am struggling to cope with it all these days It's very sad, but I think it's time to step back and take things easy I am also getting tired struggling a little with my health  and confess my eyesight etc is not what is used to bePart of the problem is that I have noticed a rise in political and racial hatred etc, and I want nothing to do with this sort of thing.Life is too short to get involved with something I have little or no control over, so I have taken the easy route out of it Many people have complained about the rise in hatred on these sites, so I guess it's time to say goodbye to many people. I am sure that anyone wishing to contact me, can still do do using other methods in the future Ken

Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer's

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What’s the difference between Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s? How is Lewy body dementia diagnosed?ANSWER: Doctors diagnose Lewy body dementia based on the range of symptoms a person shows. Generally, the diagnosis requires an ongoing decline in thinking skills, along with two of the following: visual hallucinations, Parkinsonism or fluctuating alertness. In addition, people who have Lewy body dementia also may experience a sleep condition known as REM sleep behavior disorder, in which people act out their dreams while they sleep. They also may have instability in their blood pressure and heart rate, and the body may have difficulty controlling body temperature and sweating.A brain disease that gets worse over time, Lewy body dementia is caused by an abnormal protein, called synuclein, which is deposited in certain nerve cells and nerve processes. These deposits are called Lewy bodies — named after the physician who first identified them. In Lewy body dementia, Le…

Exercising may improve the memory

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Exercising Twice a Week may Improve Memory of Mild Cognitive Impaired Patients
Jan 17, 2018




New guidelines released by American Academy of Neurology (AAN) reports that exercising twice a week may improve cognitive abilities and memory of patients suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI). MCI causes a slight but noticeable and measurable decline in cognitive abilities, including memory and thinking skills. A person with MCI can be at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia. This a medical condition is common with aging. People with MCI are unable to complete complex tasks or have difficulty understanding information they have read, whereas people with dementia have trouble with daily tasks, such as dressing, bathing and eating. The guidelines are recommended by the Alzheimer’s Association, which is an update to the AAN’s previous guideline on mild cognitive impairment. It was published on December 27, 2017, in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Ac…

Zonisamide may help those with DLB

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Zonisamide may help those with dementia with Lewy bodies A drug used to treat seizures may effectively treat the movement symptoms in people with dementia with Lewy bodies without causing additional psychiatric symptoms… Researchers have found that a drug used to treat seizures may effectively treat the movement symptoms in people with dementia with Lewy bodies without causing additional psychiatric symptoms when combined with the Parkinson’s drug levodopa. Adding zonisamide to the current dose of levodopa was safe and improved movement symptoms Dementia with Lewy bodies can include movement problems like stiffness, tremor and shuffling of feet. Because it has many symptoms in common with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, it can be difficult to diagnose and treat. A drug commonly used to treat movement symptoms in Parkinson’s, levodopa, may worsen psychiatric symptoms in those with dementia with Lewy bodies, especially when higher doses are given as the effects of levodopa start …

Bronchiectasis and Autoimmune System

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Bronchiectasis May Trigger Autoimmune Inflammatory Disease, Study Suggests January 9, 2018

Brain Donation Process