Hope through Infrared technology?

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Tender Face, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
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    Hello Karen

    Sent my bit to the Daily Mail, for what it is worth:)
    Barb & Ron XX
     
  2. foxhound

    foxhound Registered User

    Jun 26, 2008
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    I feel a home-build coming on - now, all we need is an old Darth Vader helmet from the loft, 55 12-LED units from Screwfix and we're away!!

    But, seriously, it might just be worth speaking to your doctors to see if they think it would be worth approaching these guys - www.vcs.eu.com - to talk about taking part in early trials.
     
  3. jc141265

    jc141265 Registered User

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    #4 jc141265, Jul 16, 2008
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2008
    Wouldn't it be wonderful if it really did stop dementia, and even better yet reversed it!
    Might sound silly at present, but I am not going to scoff at it...
    Here's to hope!
    Interesting that link to cold sore treatments by the same doctor...considering other articles that suggest there may be a link between dementias and the cold sore virus...
     
  4. mica123

    mica123 Registered User

    Apr 30, 2008
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    For goodness sake,get a grip on this one.Why get excited about an invention that will take years to actually be tested and put on the market?IF proven then it may benefit sufferers in years to come,its like the new tablet availiable in america,works wonders!?after all these years of people suffering,theres no cure even been proven,iam studying alzheimers medication at the moment,not just cause grans got it,its required within my role as a carer who administers medication to others.
     
  5. Tender Face

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    Mar 14, 2006
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    It may be worth noting that Fleming was scoffed at, ignored ... and look at where we are now?

    Does it not excite anyone else - that if we can't prevent/reverse suffering for one generation, there might be hope for our future generations? Perhaps it's just me ..... :(

    Karen
     
  6. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
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    Hello Karen,

    I don't get excited about research..but I'm grateful it goes on...and firmly believe they should throw everything they can at Dementia research.

    It probably won't benefit us and those we care for now..but if it helps our children and granchildren then that's a plus.

    If I have one moan it's the way these "exciting new advances" are hailed by the press as the latest miracle...thus raising false hope for the present.

    But I agree we have to consider future generations...we were the future once...

    "We have not inherited the earth from our fathers..
    We are borrowing it from our children.."

    Love gigi xx

    ps..How are things with you...how's your mum?
     
  7. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
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    Sorry about the double post..:eek:

    lost my connection at a crucial time....:D

    Love gigi xx
     
  8. andrear

    andrear Registered User

    Feb 13, 2008
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    Yorkshire
    HI Karen
    Research I'm afraid will be lost on my mum and dad, so I'm afraid I can't get excited about it. But if the media/press just allowed research to develop without psyching (sorry my typing) it up so much and just allow the public to know about what is happening in the true sense then that would be fine by me. But tomorrow there will be another and the day after another....
    Love AndreaX
     
  9. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
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    Frinton-on-Sea
    Gigi. deleted the unwanted/double post for you.
    Somehow it hasn't been acknowledged:confused:

    My doing anyway, love Con.

    Edited to add: Ooops, it has now.
     
  10. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
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    Thanks Connie!.....:)

    Much appreciated....

    love gigi xx
     
  11. foxhound

    foxhound Registered User

    Jun 26, 2008
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    #12 foxhound, Jul 18, 2008
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2008
    Let's try some optimism - nothing else seems to work!

    First of all, I should say that (in the time-honoured phrase) "I have NO position or interest in any of the above-mentioned securities". (Although I wonder if I should wish I had....)

    Still, I'm very impressed that a (presumably) hard-worked GP in what is by all accounts a tough and poor ex-mining villlage should have the energy to run a research-based business like this.

    I agree that by the time Phase 3 trials come round, it will be too late for many of us. I equally accept that the concept may fall at the first fence.

    But why not have some hope that it might work - I guess it ain't likely, but it might just - and think what that would mean.....

    In the meantime, just keep plugging through the bad bits - my mother is in a good bit at the moment, so it's easier than normal for me to say that. I know very well indeed how bad bad can be. Bon courage.
     
  12. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
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  13. mica123

    mica123 Registered User

    Apr 30, 2008
    47
    england
    Deat Tender face,If Flemming was so great with his penicillin invention,why are we now faced with antibiotics causing mrsa and c diff!and how many are allergic to penicillin?millions if you research.am not knocking your beliefs in treatment that may develop.am knocking the healthcare professionals for giving folk hopes that may not be substantiated
     
  14. Chrissyan

    Chrissyan Registered User

    Aug 9, 2007
    570
    N E England
    Oh mica123 penicillin got rid of hundreds of fatal diseases effortlessly. People use to die from illnesses we think nothing of now. The benefits of penicillin far outweigh the negative parts.

    I am with you Tender face, without hope we have nothing. I have been watching this infared experiment with interest. :)
     
  15. jc141265

    jc141265 Registered User

    Sep 16, 2005
    836
    Australia
    I'm with you Karen.
    I'd get excited about any invention that turns out to work, even if it does take years to get on the market.
    As for not getting there on time, I still will be absolutely over the moon even if a cure is found the day after Dad dies...yes sad that he didn't get to use it, but nonetheless over the moon for the thousands of people who will be spared this awful disease.
    Anyways, how does one know its too late? Dad's been chugging along for 11 yrs now....!
     

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