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by Nords
Sat May 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: I’m no longer a conservator, but I’ll always be ε4/ε4
Replies: 17
Views: 1748

Re: I’m no longer a conservator, but I’ll always be ε4/ε4

I've been through this 3 times, once with my mother and twice with other in-law relatives. In all cases, the person ended up with dementia/AlzD. Things that worked for me. - the basics: medical and financial POA's that are kept "fresh." Meaning resigned fairly frequently. - however, many ...
by Nords
Sat May 04, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: I’m no longer a conservator, but I’ll always be ε4/ε4
Replies: 17
Views: 1748

Re: I’m no longer a conservator, but I’ll always be ε4/ε4

We’ll see where this ends up. As I’ve mentioned in other forums, this may help me distinguish my real friends from my acquaintances. So true! Thank you for joining us, my friend. The more of us who come out and make noise, the more traction we'll get with the prevention message which you beautifull...
by Nords
Sat May 04, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: I’m no longer a conservator, but I’ll always be ε4/ε4
Replies: 17
Views: 1748

Re: I’m no longer a conservator, but I’ll always be ε4/ε4

... but maybe I’ll start writing more about Alzheimer’s. I write a lot about personal finance and long-term care insurance but I’ve avoided the ε4 topic. Most of my readers are in their 20s yet a few are in their 60s. I think they’ll appreciate learning more about dealing with dementia. I’ve finall...
by Nords
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Best macadamia nut source (for keto diet)
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Best macadamia nut source (for keto diet)

mike wrote:Costco now sells a Kirkland brand for similar price, but much better quality.

How does one assess the quality of a macadamia nut?

I'm asking as a guy who had a macadamia tree in our back yard, and cut it down because of all the mess it makes... and the rodents it attracts.
by Nords
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Alzheimer's caregivers, guardians, and conservators
Replies: 108
Views: 39303

Re: Alzheimer's caregivers, guardians, and conservators

I am new to this forum, but wonder if it is current since the posts I am seeing seem mostly from 2015-2017 Yep, the topic is current although the events occurred from 2008-17. I wrote most of it while my father was approaching end-stage Alzheimer's. He died in November 2017, so my life shifted from...
by Nords
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Neck Blood Vessel scan predicts dementia 10 years earlier
Replies: 18
Views: 1440

Re: Neck Blood Vessel scan predicts dementia 10 years earlier

Please couch further posts accordingly. I would've suggested that posters could put other posters on "Ignore", but this forum doesn't seem to show that feature. As a moderator on other forums, I've found the Ignore feature quite useful at defusing confrontations. Is it not turned on, or d...
by Nords
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Article on extended family raising risk
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Article on extended family raising risk

At first glance it looks like a gigantic study, but the population shrinks awfully quickly: The analysis included 270,818 people with genealogy data for at least 12 immediate ancestors and a linked Utah death certificate; more than half of these individuals died after 1978. Of those people, 4,436 ha...
by Nords
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Ibuprofen and not aspirin to prevent AD
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Ibuprofen and not aspirin to prevent AD

Interesting that I have come across in reading books that Ibuprofen reduces inflammation to prevent AD but not aspirin? The trade off is potential stomach bleeding and maybe kidney issues. Is anyone doing this? I just take ibuprofen for joint pains & osteoarthritis symptoms, probably 4-5 doses ...
by Nords
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: L-serine research
Replies: 16
Views: 2187

Re: L-serine research

http://fortune.com/longform/alzheimers-disease-cure-breakthrough/ Thanks. This L-serine theory was proposed in 2002, and in 2016 they were very enthused about 14 years of work. Over two years later, the biggest accomplishment is a Phase I trial confirming that L-serine is generally regarded as safe...

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