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Old 01-18-2016, 03:31 PM   #21
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Good to travel with him now when you can because there will come a time that it will be too unsettling for him to leave the house. My friend has early onset and we traveled a lot the past 2 years. Now it is very upsetting for her to leave the home even to go to the doctor and she can't eat out as she can't sit down long enough-just wants to wander. She got it early too.
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My brother has early onset Alzheimer at 50. He's now 60. He knows he's retired, but can't tell you if it's Air Force or Navy he retired from. When we go out to eat, he can't remember what he likes, so he waits for me to order then just says he'll have the same. He can play some card games, like Phase10, but can't figure out how to use a computer keyboard. He can't drive a car and really gets upset over that. He sometimes wakes up when it's still dark out, and thinks he's in the kitchen when he's in the laundry room. I told him I was taking him to Hawaii next month. He packed a bag within the hour and now asks several times a day when we are leaving. I got him one of those retirement countdown clocks and set it for the time we leave for Hawaii. Now when he asks, I tell him to check his clock.

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Old 01-18-2016, 08:26 PM   #23
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Here's some good news on the current state of Alzheimer's research:

The New Alzheimer's Breakthrough - Grandparents.com
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Here's some good news on the current state of Alzheimer's research:



The New Alzheimer's Breakthrough - Grandparents.com

Summary, so people don't have to suffer through the damn pop ups and slow loading pages:

A research team has a 'Petri dish model' of Alzheimer's, a biological culture that demonstrates the plaque formation and tangles characteristic of the disease progression in the brain. The model shows the amyloid plaque formation comes before the formation of the 'tangles' in structure. The model, if validated against the actual disease, provides a path for more rapid testing of treatments.

(Damn near a naked link. Give others a hint about content, please.)

A good overview of the work by Tanzi and Kim on Alzheimer's and their model is here:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innova...rds-180957201/



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I've had no issues with the link, pop ups, or otherwise, so I don't know what you're referring to. I would suggest reading the entire (brief, all on one page) article for complete context.
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Lots of recognition of the left column. Not so much the right but who would know really. Last Wednesday I attended a seminar on education/learning and the presenter asked us to remember 7 items as a demonstration of short term to long term memory and recall. This thread got me thinking of them - I recalled all of them... figure I'm good for a few more miles. Whew!
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I was going to respond a couple days ago...it was going to be really good....
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