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Report: 35 million-plus worldwide have dementia
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 20, 2009 | LAURAN NEERGAARD

Posted on 09/20/2009 9:16:32 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 35 million people around the world are living with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, says the most in-depth attempt yet to assess the brain-destroying illness—and it's an ominous forecast as the population grays.

The new count is about 10 percent higher than what scientists had predicted just a few years ago, because earlier research underestimated Alzheimer's growing impact in developing countries.

Barring a medical breakthrough, the World Alzheimer Report projects dementia will nearly double every 20 years. By 2050, it will affect a staggering 115.4 million people, the report concludes.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alzheimers; brain; dementia; disorders

1 posted on 09/20/2009 9:16:32 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And they’re all Democrats.


2 posted on 09/20/2009 9:18:33 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A gaggle of them voted 3rd-party in the last election to teach the GOP a lesson.


3 posted on 09/20/2009 9:18:39 PM PDT by Chunga (Vote Republican)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are at least 62,000,000 who have dementia in the US of A alone!


4 posted on 09/20/2009 9:18:52 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Report: 35 million-plus worldwide have dementia...


5 posted on 09/20/2009 9:19:24 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Really? ... Ya mean there are actually 62,000,000 registered Democrats?


6 posted on 09/20/2009 9:20:03 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dems, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: WestwardHo; Chunga

...and all three responses within about 20 seconds!


7 posted on 09/20/2009 9:20:10 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: MHGinTN

Certainly. More than half are still alive.


8 posted on 09/20/2009 9:21:04 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If this Administration doesn’t drive us all crazy, I don’t know what will . . .


9 posted on 09/20/2009 9:21:26 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: 17th Miss Regt
“There are at least 62,000,000 who have dementia in the US of A alone!”

I think you're overestimating, quite a few of those 62 million are simply morons.

10 posted on 09/20/2009 9:25:14 PM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new environmentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: WestwardHo
And they’re all Democrats.

Many of them brag that their daddy was a Democrat so they're born with it!

11 posted on 09/20/2009 9:25:20 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s awfull when you get so old you can’t do it anymore, but your memory is so bad, you thought you did.


12 posted on 09/20/2009 9:25:29 PM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Blame global warming


13 posted on 09/20/2009 9:25:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Love me, love my cat.)
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To: Chunga
A gaggle of them voted 3rd-party in the last election to teach the GOP a lesson.

Apparently, the dementia-ridden GOP didn't learn.
14 posted on 09/20/2009 9:26:31 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Talisker

The Cult of Personality.

Like Mussolini and Kennedy.

Like Joseph Stalin and Gandi.

I sell the things you need to be

Im the smiling face on your t.v.

Im the cult of personality

I exploit you still you love me. -Living Colour.


15 posted on 09/20/2009 9:28:07 PM PDT by chris37
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To: MHGinTN
Really? ... Ya mean there are actually 62,000,000 registered Democrats?

According to ACORN there are.

16 posted on 09/20/2009 9:29:05 PM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yep, that's why we need Government Health care so we can provide end of life counseling -

“don't your remember - yesterday you agreed to be euthanized”

17 posted on 09/20/2009 9:30:04 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is this article about Jimmy Carter?


18 posted on 09/20/2009 9:32:33 PM PDT by donmeaker (Invicto)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

At first blush, this may seem insensitive, but ... how much do we need to send to algore (or his Alzheimer’s counterpart) to fix this problem?


19 posted on 09/20/2009 9:32:58 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My mother in law is dying from Lewy Body Dementia. It’s been a long road for everyone involved. It’s a horrible disease inflicting someone I love very much. She could live another 2 years in a very bad way. It tears your heart apart some days when she has moments of clarity and sobs for the life she knew. I appreciate the glib comments on this thread for what they are and pray this awful disease doesn’t strike your family.

And yes. Liberalism is a mental disease, though my MIL wasn’t one of them.


20 posted on 09/20/2009 9:34:19 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Abolish ACORN and the other 270 associated nuts!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bill O’Riley says there are only 75,000.


21 posted on 09/20/2009 9:38:14 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A moment of levity to brighten what could turn into a dark thread.

22 posted on 09/20/2009 9:43:59 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Hey Obama. Where is Osama Bin Laden?)
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To: mplsconservative
Just read up on Lewy Body Dementia, first I have heard of it, sounds very similar to ALS(Lou Gherig's Disease). An awful thing to have and my sympathies to your family. The people on FR make jokes sometimes because 1:)they don't believe the statistics(which are probably exagerated)and because they think making fun of democrats is more fun. Also, like most people, they don't want to think about something happening to those they love. Joking around kind of covers that up.

I had a friend that died of ALS and it was a sad thing to watch as his personality slowly slid back inside his body until all he could do was look at you, but you knew he was in there suffering.

Prayers to you and your MIL.

23 posted on 09/20/2009 9:44:04 PM PDT by calex59 (FUBO, we want our constitution back and we intend to get it!)
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To: mplsconservative

IANAD, But have you tried Coconut Oil and/or a low carb diet ?

Also I’ve heard good thing about Methylene Blue, it’s in clinical trials as Rember.


24 posted on 09/20/2009 9:45:00 PM PDT by MetaThought
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess we can forget about help from them these days?


25 posted on 09/20/2009 10:08:46 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Lawgvr1955
Bill O’Riley says there are only 75,000.

LOLOL!
26 posted on 09/20/2009 10:18:27 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (“Cap and Trade bill tells us how to live.. Health Care bill tells us how to die.” Bauer and Rose)
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To: mysterio
Apparently, the dementia-ridden GOP didn't learn.

Gee, you're almost ready for "Witty Comebacks" class.

27 posted on 09/20/2009 10:23:18 PM PDT by Chunga (Vote Republican)
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To: WestwardHo
And they’re all Democrats.

Give or take a few RINOs who often "forget" which side they're on.

28 posted on 09/20/2009 10:29:26 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sure there will be a ton of jokes, but let everyone read the simple truth here: Age humbles us all in the end.


29 posted on 09/20/2009 10:30:54 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Free ThinkerNY

[Report: 35 million-plus worldwide have dementia]

That’s just crazy talk.


30 posted on 09/20/2009 10:33:11 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: FastCoyote
And that is just punishing talk.
31 posted on 09/20/2009 10:43:16 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: 17th Miss Regt
There are at least 62,000,000 who have dementia in the US of A alone!

Rasumessen has been tacking this outbreak. Thankfully that number is now shrinking.

32 posted on 09/20/2009 10:45:33 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Made me laugh.


33 posted on 09/20/2009 10:46:40 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: WestwardHo

“And they’re all Democrats.”

Damn! The exact words I was gonna type ....... !


34 posted on 09/20/2009 10:51:51 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: mplsconservative

My mother had Alzheimer’s and the only way we got through it was with humor.

At the end of the day I’d tell my husband the question of the day that was asked a couple hundred times and how I managed to answer it as if it was asked only once.

Or the Mother’s Day card that was left on the cofee table that she found at least 10 times a day and said, “How nice!” and 10 times a day it was Mother’s Day for a few seconds.

My favorite was the pilfering. She kept her purse with a hundred dollar bill clutched to her chest and she checked on it every few minutes. She liked to put things in her purse, tags from new clothing, pens, pencils and rocks, little things that caught her eye and she would appropriate them. I used to love looking through them to see what had caught her fancy that day.

One of my favorite days was the day we watched “The Bank Dick”. The gags were fast and furious and simple and she laughed until she cried. I need to watch it again and see if it was as funny as it was that day.

Mom always read and she still wanted books, she’d carry them around and open them up every once in a while but she never turned the page.

I had a very beautiful afghan that she loved and I gave it to her as a gift everyday.


35 posted on 09/20/2009 11:02:31 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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My Mom has this and I don’t see a Damned thing funni about it!!!


36 posted on 09/20/2009 11:29:45 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: tiki

Your stories are sweet and sad at the same time.

My wife’s grandfather died of this disease in 1995.

Our first child was born the next week.

God has a way of renewing what was lost. He did for us.


37 posted on 09/21/2009 12:51:00 AM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: MHGinTN
"Really? ... Ya mean there are actually 62,000,000 registered Democrats?"

a lot of them are dead but still able to vote.

38 posted on 09/21/2009 12:52:25 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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