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    Profile photo of BillHBillH
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    BillH

    Nice 😆 now you can get glyphosate in a tube to wipe on your dandelions and they die right off:shock::green: How many know that glyphosate kills a bacteria in the soil that helps plants to fix nitrogen 😳 glyphosate is the main agent in ROUND UP :cry::lol:

    #673629
    Profile photo of joybeljoybel
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    joybel

    Anyone who has a loved one with Alzheimer’s knows what a terrifying and difficult disease it can be.

    Kenneth Shinozuka, a 15-year-old from New York City, was tired of seeing his Grandfather wander off from time to time and his family stress about his whereabouts. He didn’t want anyone to worry anymore, so he began to think of ways to help the upsetting situation.

    When Kenneth saw Granddad step out of bed in the middle of the night, it dawned on him that he could place a sensor underneath his Grandfather’s foot to alert when he gets up in the middle of the night. Fast forward to today and Kenneth has won the Science in Action award for his “Safe Wander” device and is currently a participant in the Google Science Fair 2014. With a new patient being diagnosed with the disease every 67 seconds in the United States, there is definitely a need for this cutting-edge device, which could be used for other “wanderers” too.

    #1006587
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    manurere

    Enjoy what the Dutch are doing for Dementia & Alzheimers.

    http://whiteoakcottages.com/a-dementia-village-model-emerges/

    I do hope this link comes up without having to copy/paste

    manurere Whangarei

    #1522438
    Profile photo of joybeljoybel
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    joybel

    I don’t know where the rest of this thread has vanished two. I wrote a few weeks ago about my brother who was taken into secure care because he was in an angry state of Dementia. He was under lock and key and heavily sedated. Dreadful thing but hopefully it was for the best. Am writing to say that he passed away without regaining consciousness last Sunday morning. His wife was shocked to see how he had shrunk away. Probably not fed either. It was a shock and unexpected. He is at peace now but what a cruel end to a fulsome life of work and family and outdoors recreation. As William Wordsworth said

    ” Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
    The soul that rises with us, our lifes star,
    Hath had elsewhere its setting,
    And cometh from afar:
    Not in entire forgetfulness,
    And not in utter nakedness,
    But trailing clouds of glory do we come
    From God, who is our home:

    Rest in peace my brother.

    #1522444
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    gayebelle

    Joybel you also posted about your brother on the, ‘what do you do to cheer yourself up?’ I think you will find some members have left their condolences for your loss of your brother – Peter. Lovely poem. 🙂

    #1536765
    Profile photo of MrsQuilterMrsQuilter
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    MrsQuilter

    Some of you may have heard of Dementia Rooms, a new innovation in some rest homes, where things from the past such as old boxes from healthcare items (Thermogene, Carters Liver Pills, Beechams etc) packets from custard powder, posters, books and anything else familiar from the person’s past, are displayed. This kind of therapy has been incredibly successful in helping dementia patients. I’m now looking for anything that can go into a dementia room in a rest home (located at Parua Bay, Northland ) so if anyone has anything they think would be useful, please get in touch and I will discuss collecton and/or delivery.
    Absolutely anything from the 40s, 50’s and 60s would be marvellous.
    Thanks

    #1694026
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    peter1941

    Greetings debb014

    so sorry to hear of the dementia your husband has to deal with and also how he has turned a bit on you. How is he now I mean this was posted 7 years ago I hope things have improved for you both.

    All the best

     

     

     

    #1698763
    Profile photo of keit83462keit83462
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    keit83462

    Hi Debb,

    Are you aware of the latest research? They now know that D&A are caused by high BLood pressure. The memory cells are the closest to the surface of the brain and are the first destroyed by high blood pressure.

    Now most of the worlds population suffer from high BP and so the numbers suffering D&A are increasing! Anxiety is caused by high blood pressure but they diagnose it as a mental disorder! While they tell people their high blood pressure is NORMAL!

    Just as most doctors still misdiagnose Anemia as an Iron deficiency! When it has been proven to be a Copper deficiency!

    No wonder the state of the worlds health is such a mess!

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