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September 17th – 24th 2014

Hello, apparently the dynamic leadership of our governor in growing jobs in Texas did not extend to nursing homes, where fewer people took care of more patients this year than last year. We ranked 51st overall. We are proudly understaffed, keep squeezing the "fat" out of our skin and bones regulators' budgets, and we have worked hard to maintain our 51st overall low ranking for two years in a row. Perhaps we should stick to exhausting the land and water of the state, while filling the air with tons and tons of energy related particulates. We have a lot of experience in these areas, and we are working hard to keep regulators both State and Federal from forcing us to stop doing what we do best. Richard

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Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.
Roland Barthes


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Hello, sooner rather than later it was bound to happen. The country Alzheimer's National Association which has proclaimed itself the world's leading authority on Alzheimer’s is now making a cyber-move on the rest of the world. The USA bred, funded, written, and bellowing world Alzheimer’s association cyber site. Hang on world here they come with their own take/brand/spin on the myths and stigmas that compose their world.



Alzheimer's & Dementia: Global Resources

Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. To serve this global population, as well as their families and caregivers, the Alzheimer's Association has translated its most popular and unique online resources and tools.

Our international resources include:
Country-specific Alzheimer's statistics, research plans and local support services.
Educational content covering risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
An overview of the Alzheimer's Association role in funding critical dementia research.
An interactive brain tour.
A call to action for the global community to join the cause.

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Hello, just open up your heart (and back door) and let the sun shine in. Can't say if a deficiency causes dementia, can say it at least follows dementia, and it may lead it. Richard


Brain Briefs: Vit D and Dementia, MS and Gut Bugs

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Hello, missing the forest of millions of people living with the symptoms of dementia while focusing on a small group of trees promoting hope that they can find a cure for something the cause of which is unknown, their efforts have produced a 99% failure rate for the past twenty or more years, there is no consensus nor growing consensus as to what paths of research are best to follow, and most research follows the dollars rather than the other way around, is clearly an example of missing the needs of the forest and meeting the needs of the few larger than life, well financed and supported trees. 

Dementia awareness should first and foremost focus on living day by day full lives with the symptoms of dementia rather than dying day by day. 

There is no doubt dementia symptoms are chronic and become progressively more intrusive. There is no doubt that those living with the symptoms of dementia will die. There is no doubt that everyone will eventually die. 

Is it fair, reasonable, the right thing to do when designing a dementia awareness campaign (which coincidentally runs in conjunction with or parallel to a fund raising campaign) to directly ("everyone living with dementia will die") and/or indirectly ("dementia is the 4th, 5th, or 6th leading (what?) cause of death) emphasize/remind/open with these types of statements? 

Dementia awareness as currently portrayed in TV ads, stamps, words, and pictures creates a dark, helpless, empty, foreboding, sad, empty, and empty feeling/picture/thought. We are all fully human until about two minutes after we draw our last breath. We may be confused, we may seem different, but we are still fully human. We never lose our souls, we never lose our need for a positive sense of self, and we never lose our need to feel/be loved and to love. 

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