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‘The Most Common Early Signs Of Dementia’

Top 10 Alzheimer's Signs & Symptoms | The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation | When does an ordinary memory lapse indicate something more serious, like early Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? Look for these ten common signs ... 1. Memory Loss Forgetting recently learned information is one of the most common early signs of dementia. A person begins to forget more often and is unable to recall the information later. What's normal? Forgetting names or appointments occasionally. 2. Difficulty...

Churches Still Closed, Abortion Clinics Still Open

May 16, 2020 Fox8, WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A local pastor and churches all over the state want to hold their church services inside of their buildings. But Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order is only allowing churches to hold their services outside in parking lots while practicing social distancing. “We’ve been out long enough, it’s time to get back,” said Pastor Ronnie Baity, who leads Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Fighting for change, Pastor Baity, Return America, and People...

COVID-19 Lockdowns Trigger ‘Mental Health Disaster’

"The anguish people are feeling is at astronomical levels." May 16, 2020 by James Ketler | Mises Wire – Although state lockdowns have served governors well as a heavy-handed show of force, the policies are a patent neglect of the many nuances inherent in human action. They have led to a host of unintended consequences, including the emergence of a new health crisis—a dangerously sharp rise in mental illness. Though states are gradually wading out of lockdown, the damage...

Melissa Etheridge And Her Partner Cope With Tragic Death

"I think one of the many fears people have about homosexuality is around children. I think that the more gay parents raise good, strong, compassionate people, the better the world will be." – Melissa Etheridge, 2001 LOS ANGELES (AP) – Melissa Etheridge said Wednesday that her son Beckett Cypher has died. Etheridge released a statement saying opioid addiction was behind Cypher’s death. “Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid...

State Urgently Lacks Psychiatric Nurses

May 1, 2020 Kaiser Health News – Jane Gunter, a nurse practitioner in Tuolumne County, California, has long wanted to specialize in mental health so she can treat patients who have anxiety, depression and more complicated mental illnesses. Her county, a rural outpost in the Sierra Nevada foothills with a population of about 54,000, has only five psychiatrists — “a huge shortage,” she said. But Gunter, 56, wasn’t about to quit her job at the Me-Wuk Indian...

How To Reopen A City After Coronavirus

"I'm so excited, I want to cry." City at center of China's virus outbreak gradually revives | By Ng Han Guan and Joe McDonald | WUHAN, China (AP) — Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months. "I'm so excited, I want to cry," said a woman...

Undertakers: It’s Not A Good Time To Die

The most important thing to know in life is where you're going to die. Then just make sure you never go there. – Headline Health Funeral planning during COVID-19 crisis Statement from the Luzerne County (PA) Funeral Directors Association During these difficult and confusing times, to many people the loss of a loved one can feel more overwhelming than normal. We, the members of the Luzerne County Funeral Directors Association, have dedicated our lives to giving guidance and...

Thirsty Woman Coughs On $35K Worth Of Food in COVID-19 ‘Prank’

“I have the virus. Now everyone is going to get sick.”  – attributed to Margaret Cirko, 35, accused of coughing on groceries, stealing beer  | Mar 27, 2020 CNN – A woman purposely coughed on $35,000 worth of food at a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area grocery store, police said. She likely faces criminal charges for coughing, one of the primary ways the novel coronavirus spreads. The woman entered small grocery chain Gerrity's Supermarket in Hanover Township and started coughing...

Substance Abuse, Psychosis, Suicide: The True Cost of Legal Pot

"Cannabis legalization has led to significant health consequences, particularly to patients in emergency departments and hospitals in Colorado. The most concerning include psychosis, suicide, and other substance abuse."  Feb 18, 2020 CNN Business – Colorado cannabis shops notched sales of nearly $1.75 billion during 2019, setting a new annual sales record for the state home to the nation's longest-established recreational cannabis industry. The new high water mark for sales netted more than $302 million in tax...

Alzheimer’s Reversal Breakthrough?

Scientists discover way to reverse age-related memory loss | Feb 18, 2020 | Albany,  NY, WRGB — Scientists at Albany Medical College have discovered a breakthrough that could one day help patients battling Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. In the study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine on Feb. 5th, the team of immunologists and neuroscientists found that targeting a specific immune cell, known as “group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s), in the brain...

Pot Smokers ‘Remember’ Things That Never Even Happened

Cannabis use consistently leads to increase in susceptibility to false memories, study says  Feb 11, 2020 Medical Xpress – An international research team has found evidence showing that the use of cannabis consistently leads to an increase in susceptibility to false memories. Prior research has shown that smoking cannabis can lead to memory loss or distortion. In this new effort, researchers wanted to know if THC, the active ingredient in cannabis, can also lead to an increase in susceptibility...

Super Bowl Champ Dies Of Dementia Day After Big Game

"Pound for pound, Willie was the best tackler in the game." – Vince Lombardi Made game-turning play in Super Bowl against Chiefs |  Feb. 3, 2020 New York Times – A Hall of Famer who was a key figure in Vince Lombardi’s dynasty and played on five championship teams in the 1960s has died. Willie Wood, who was overlooked in the N.F.L. draft but forged a Hall of Fame career as one of pro football’s greatest defensive backs, playing...

Revolting Find Brings Relief For Man’s 10-Year Headache

Jan 24, 2020 AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin man knew something was wrong when he fainted in the middle of a soccer game last year. He’d been dealing with awful headaches and “feeling off” but his tumble during soccer prompted him to check it out. An MRI revealed the concerning surprise culprit — a tapeworm in his brain. He was shocked, naturally. Surgery was the next step and Dr. Jordan Amadio, neurosurgeon at Ascension Seton, said the man’s case...

Foods That Cause Mental Disorders

Jan 24, 2020 Psychology Today – If there’s one concept health researchers have come to agree on it’s this: What you eat matters. Although they don’t always agree on what constitutes a healthy diet, medical experts have long understood that while certain foods can help to improve your physical well-being, others have the opposite effect. Now, a new collection of evidence clearly demonstrates that what you eat also affects your mental health. A review article published last month...

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