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Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by chip, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. chip

    chip Registered User

    Jul 19, 2005
    400
    Scotland
    Hi All.
    Well this is what went in our local paper yesterday http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1877782006
    feel free to leave your remarks on the site 2 already have. There is also links from it on some information about Alzheimers. Even cats can get it (from a link on the site)
     
  2. Lila13

    Lila13 Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    1,342
    I am just trying to imagine a feline MMSE ...

    Lila
     
  3. Áine

    Áine Registered User

    oh .......... so that's why 5 minutes after I've told my cat to stop chewing the plants she starts doing it again. ;)
     
  4. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #4 Margarita, Dec 26, 2006
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2006
    Good read from that link chip ,

    http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=1375&id=1721152006


    Mum doctor in UK use to tell me that if my mother did not control her diabetic medication that she would go mad,
    (Is Uk not meant to be one of the riches country, not in mediation for AZ or cancer its not )
    shame his bedside manner was so ignorant, that only when I went to Gibraltar they explained , to me , that lack of oxygen from not taking the mediation mum needed with high blood purser and diabetes , could stop the flow of oxygen to her brain that lead her to get AZ , now I read what they told me 4 years ago on that link , WHY is it that UK is so slow on understanding what leads up to AZ . who would say that outside the UK is more advice in AZ , even with GIVEING medication for AZ , like I only got mum on Exbixa , because they offered it to me in Gibraltar, It all boils down to NICE , that does not want to spend money on educating British doctor ON AZ LET ALONE GIVE ANY MEDICATION FOR IT ., something somewhere is going wrong in UK
     
  5. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,326
    Kent
    This is precisely what our GP told me when I first went to see him about my husband.
    He said Diabetes affects circulation, including that to the brain. If the medication wasn`t taken properly and prescribed correctly, the brain might be affected by poor circulation.
    To this effect, my husband has very regular check-ups and blood tests. Unfortunately, his brain has still been affected by poor circulation.
    However, I cannot blame the GP, who has always been thorough and supportive.
     
  6. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    It is no surprise to me to read that cats can have dementia.
    We had a cat that was 19 years old when she had to be put to sleep.
    She had always been very healthy, but she started standing up corners talking to the wall, and geting lost around the house.
    It was never confirmed as dementia,but I am sure that is was.
    Norman
     

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