Alzheimers Research On Nuns

Brucie

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Jan 31, 2004
12,413
near London
Thanks for posting this - yes, it is very interesting research with a unique population because of their lifestyles.

Though the population is unique, their exposure to dementia appears no different from that of the rest of us, if I read it correctly.
 

noelphobic

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Feb 24, 2006
3,452
Liverpool
It does actually say somewhere that over the age of 85 you have a 50% chance of getting Alzheimers and that there is a strong genetic link. That is different to what I have read elsewhere, although I am by no means an expert and have only really started reading up on dementia in any great detail recently.
 

Norman

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Oct 9, 2003
4,348
Birmingham Hades
Hi Noelphobic
A very sad story,I wonder how many many more there are like it.
Lives ruined through this lousy illness.
AD spares no one in a family apart from the poor sufferer.
Norman
 

connie

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Mar 7, 2004
9,519
Frinton-on-Sea
What a sad story. Occasionally, when I am very down I will say "Yes Lionel has Alzheimer's, but I suffer from it"

Self pitying I know, but it hits you at times. Take care now, Connie