Category Archives: research

India – some amazing stuff 

I’m trying to figure out some things about the country of India. They’re Alzheimers rate and their type 1 diabetes rate is so low compared to ours. I’m trying to communicate through Facebook with some of the folks over there. I’m doing a lot of reading about it. Wow, they sure do eat differently than we do. It’s amazing the cultural differences between people all over the world. I’m thinking we all have some stuff we can learn from each other

making an Impact concerning alzheimer’s 

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.7 million folks in America have alzheimer’s disease. Some experts say that for each person with alzheimer’s, 3 more have their lives adversely affected. 

     5.7 × 3 = 17.1 million 

5.7 + 17.1 = 22.8 million human beings 

According to information I found a few minutes ago using Google, the population of the United States in 2015 was 321.4 million. I found that in 2010 we had approximately 74.2 million here, not of voting age. So . . . . .  

321.4 – 74.2 = 247.20 possible eligible voters.

This is very non scientific, but of 247.20 million possible eligible voters, 22.8 million are adversely affected and they probably  have awareness concerning alzheimer’s disease.  So . . . . . 247.20 – 22.8 = 224.40 million folks here in America that may be unaware. 

Voters have a say with lawmakers and lawmakers, along with the President, make the budget. The money earmarked for alzheimer’s research then goes to the National Institute of Health. They control the process. Scientists end up with the money and search for prevention and cures. 

I would think the 22.8 million would be on board approving more research dollars. The 224.40 million may be the targets of those trying to raise awareness. 

My opinion is that we need to show America the “Trenches.” I don’t know how to do that. 

To Research Scientists everywhere  . . . . . 

It took a lot of work, and time, to get where you are. Thank you for doing the work and putting in the time. Thank you for dealing with the ups and downs of your craft. We appreciate you and wish you well in both your personal and professional life. 

The National Alzheimer’s Plan 

It was passed unanimously by Congress, and President Obama signed it into law. 

Goal 1: Prevent and Effectively Treat Alzheimer’s Disease by 2025.
Congress, please fund the National Alzheimer’s Plan so the target date of 2025 will be reached. 

From the Salk folks about the possible NIH budget cuts

http://time.com/4736855/trump-health-military-budget/

about the FDA approved test for alzheimer’s disease 

http://blog.alz.org/fda-approves-at-home-test-for-an-alzheimers-disease-risk-gene-what-you-need-to-know/

The National Institute on Aging 

Congress established the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health in 1974 to lead a national scientific effort to understand the nature of aging in order to promote the health and well-being of older adults. The Institute was subsequently designated as the lead within NIH for Alzheimer’s disease research. The National Institute on Aging is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the NIH, a component of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The Institutes mission is to: 

  • Support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, diseases and conditions associated with aging, and other special problems and needs of older Americans..
  • Foster the development of research and clinician scientist in aging.
  • Provide research resources.
  • Communicate information about aging advances in research on Aging to the scientific Community, Healthcare Providers, and the public. 

I copied and pasted this from the NIA Strategic Directions 2016

About a gift to the Salk Institute 

http://www.salk.edu/news-release/salks-research-center-aging-receives-additional-3-million-gift-glenn-foundation-medical-research/

It took time for me to learn what I can do in our battle with Alzheimer’s disease #ENDALZ 

Wow, it took awhile huh? I’ve been disrespectful, arrogant, cocky and just plain mixed up. I have also been extremely helpful. I fell 7 times and got up 8. About me, I have learned, I Persist.

The message from me to caregivers is . . . 

  • If you need help, call the Alzheimer’s Association, and anyone else you can think of.

The message from me to Congress is . . . 

  • Please fund the National Alzheimer’s Plan to meet the objective set for 2025. You passed it unanimously and President Obama signed it into law.

The message from me to the public is . . . 

  • Please take care of yourself. Emotional and Physical fitness are key. Google the “Nun Study”
  • Please ask Congress to fund the National Alzheimer’s Plan so the 2025 projection can become a reality. 
  • If you know a caregiver, please offer help.

What would I say to a Congressman/women ?

Not sure, so at this moment, I will not attempt to. I appreciate all the folks that have allowed me to speak with them. Most were thanking me for my efforts. Something has changed for me. I just hope they do the work of the people responsibly. I aim to think of what I would do if I met with one. 

Wow, so many messages this week about death from dementia.  
Yep, not sure right not. I want to help caregivers and help prevent alzheimer’s and help find a cure. Gotta keep at it.  Right?