1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

As if there isn't enough to worry about.....

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by Canadian Joanne, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    15,985
    Toronto, Canada
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,678
    Kent
    Well that`s me told. :rolleyes:
     
  3. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
    6,630
    London
    Must admit I take a lot of these soundbite research results with a pinch of salt. Hard to tell how much depth there is in such studies.

    I read a recent survey in Mens Health Magazine that says a Vasectomy can affect Your Mind and increase the risk of alzheimers by up to 80%.

    Can't find the original article online but here is the gist of it:

    http://nydailynews.healthology.com/men_mentalhealth/article4846.htm

    It would be nice to have a list of these theories and how many are supported by the alzheimers society etc.

    Kind Regards
    Craig
     
  4. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    I suspect that simply living increases the risk of dementia.

    Nobody, let's face it, has the faintest idea what is the cause.

    Everyone is simply clutching at the least thing.

    Fortunately, nobody has linked it to Danish pastries yet.

    [and if they have, please don't tell me]:eek:
     
  5. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Salt???? Yikes - that's bad for you too!!! :D As someone who has tried to cut out salt, fat, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol ...... all of which increases my stress levels and is therefore more likely to lead to high blood pressure and heart disease .....:rolleyes:

    I'm thinking of giving up drinking water next before someone gives me a warning that that may be bad for my health!!!!!:D

    Love, Karen, x
     
  6. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    What about breathing, Karen?

    All sorts of impurities in the air, who knows what they're doing to our brains!:eek:
     
  7. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    My mum died of heart disease, my blood pressure is sky high, my thyroid levels are fluctuating........so probably a candidate for something or other.

    Stress levels off the scale this afternoon/evening, why?
    Internet connection going haywire, and I had several emails that I had to send.

    In the end I just sat on the phone,,,,,,,,,,,(press 1 for..press 2 for...) every call I made. Purgatory.

    Ah well, all in a typical day. At this rate I shall take up eating Danishes to calm me down......no risk there.
     
  8. lesmisralbles

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    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    People try to put us down, talking about my generation

    Hope I die before I get old, talking about my generation.
    Sod that for a game of soldiers.;)

    Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow ????
    Bruce, have the extra cake:)
    BarbX:)

    PS I won't tell anyone;)
     
  9. Sandy

    Sandy Registered User

    Mar 23, 2005
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  10. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    15,985
    Toronto, Canada
    Sandy,
    Thanks for the link (not that it cheered me & my fat belly up much :eek:). My bookmark is straight into TP so I seldom think about looking around the rest of the site. I must try to do that once in a while.

    Thanks again!:)
     
  11. Kate P

    Kate P Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    565
    Merseyside
    I'm a little dubious about these reports and studies.

    I used to work in statistics for the government and frankly it's not hard to "jiggle" about facts and figures to support the conclusion that you want.
     
  12. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    15,985
    Toronto, Canada
    Kate,
    I know what you mean.

    It was a large sample - over 6,500 people - over a long time frame of 36 years. So it seems to have more validity than very small samples. The time frame is especially interesting.

    Let's face it, we can assume that being overweight will lead to all kinds of problems down the road. I just selfishly wish that being a little (;)) tubby would be a good thing. I do know I would last longer in a famine but that's not just because of my belly fat. I'm also quite prepared to fight for my food.:D
     
  13. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    Oh well as I finish of my cream cake look at my big belly , I'll think of rolling up the Marijuana that May block the Alzheimer's I am going to be from having a big belly :D
     
  14. hendy

    hendy Registered User

    Feb 20, 2008
    506
    West Yorkshire
    Dear Margarita

    Did you mean to mention your hot toddies as well?!!
    I've just caught up with this thread... fat belly (yep)
    danish pastry(yep),(did anyone mention chocolate??) are there any studies into comfort eating?
    Roll on(literally) dawn french aka vicar of dibley.
    Perhaps we should start our own study, there seems to be a few likely candidates. Hypothesis: Does comfort eating really help stress?
    take care (of the chocolate)
    hendy
     
  15. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Of course it does, Hendy...

    Otherwise it would be called.."Discomfort eating"...:D

    Love Gigi xx
     
  16. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    15,985
    Toronto, Canada
    #16 Canadian Joanne, Mar 29, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2008
    If anyone is anything like me, discomfort is what you feel after lots of comfort eating.

    Maggie, I'll join you in the reefer - we can sit & eat cakes & candies & smoke our brains out.
     

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