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How can a layperson differentiate between Alzheimer and other more confusing loss of memories?

Maybe it is Not Alzheimer, but the memory confusion maybe worse to everyone concerned

Are you afraid of having Alzheimer’s?

Or Someone close to be afflicted with Alzheimer?

Those who really suffer from a memory disease, like in Alzheimer, they do Not realize what is happening or that they forgot to do something or forgot a name…

Probably your perception of memory loss is Not due to Alzheimer’s?

If anyone is aware of his memory problems, he doesn’t have Alzheimer’s.

It often happens in people aged 60 and over that they complain that their memory is lacking: Like the information is still in the brain, but it is the ” Processor ” that is missing., or failing to function properly.. It is labeled “temporary oblivion“.

My memory difficulties with names of persons and objects and fruits and vegetables… is worrying me.

The instances that I am excited and talkative, I feel that I can be a stand up comic and all words are fluent and coming quickly.

My mother condition is much worse: She cannot form an entire sentence and she get terribly frustrated and start to cry.

Yes, mother is aware of the deteriorating condition of her memory.

Lately, the TV has become a live and living scenes: People on TV are actually talking to her, and any procession on TV is converging to her house. And she get busy arranging coffee cups… waiting for the arrival of the visitors.

Mother confuses names: her own daughter receives the name of her late oldest sister. Many times she calls me Georges, the name of my late father.

 Elie Bashour posted this following article on July 27, 2018 and I am re-editing it.

”There are times when I speak, I can stop and don’t know what I was talking about…
I was afraid it was a start of Alzheimer’s… but today, reading this article, I’m reassured.”

In the following analysis, French Professor Bruno Dubois Director of the institute of memory and Alzheimer’s disease (Imma) at mercy-Salpêtrière – Paris Hospitals / addresses the subject in a rather reassuring way:

”If anyone is aware of his memory problems, he doesn’t have Alzheimer’s. ” “

1. I forget family names…
2. I don’t remember where I tidied up some things…

Half of the people aged 60 and over present some symptoms that are rather due to age than to disease.

The most common cases are:
– Oblivion of a person’s name,
– the fact that we went to a room in the house and never remember why we were going…
– a white memory for a movie title or an actor, an actress,
– a waste of time looking where we left his glasses or keys…

After 60 years most people have such difficulty.

This indicates that this is not a disease but rather a characteristic due to the passage of the years…

Many people are concerned about these omissions and the importance of the following statement:

” those who are aware of these omissions have no serious problem of memory.

Professor Bruno Dubois, director of Imma, reassures the majority of people concerned by their omissions:

” the more you complain about memory loss, the less likely it is you suffer from a memory disease. ” ”

– Now a little neurological test.
Only use your eyes!

1-find the c in the table below!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Oco
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

2-if you already found the c, then find the 6 in the table below.

99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
69999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

3-now find the n in the table below. Careful, it’s a little harder!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnmm
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

If you pass these three tests without problems:

– you can cancel your annual visit to the neurologist.
– your brain is in perfect shape!
– you’re far from having any relationship with Alzheimer’s.

So, circulate. Be reassure…

And why am I not reassured?

The consequences are as bad. Better Not know what’s going around me.

It is Not Alzheimer, but the memory confusion maybe worse

Are you afraid of having Alzheimer’s?

Probably your perception of memory loss is Not due to Alzheimer’s?

” if anyone is aware of his memory problems, he doesn’t have Alzheimer’s.

My memory difficulties with names of persons and objects and fruits and vegetables… is worrying me. The instances that I am excited, I feel that I can be a stand up comic and all words are fluent and coming quickly.

My mother condition is much worse: She cannot form an entire sentence and she get terribly frustrated and start to cry.

Yes, mother is aware of the deteriorating condition of her memory. Lately, the TV has become a live and living scenes: People on TV are actually talking to her, and any procession on TV is converging to her house. And she get busy arranging coffee cups… waiting for the arrival of the visitors.

Mother confuses names: her own daughter receives the name of her late oldest sister. Many times she calls me Georges, the name of my late father.

Note: I posted this article by Elie Bashour in July 27, 2018 and I am re-editing it.

In the following analysis, French Professor Bruno Dubois Director of the institute of memory and Alzheimer’s disease (Imma) at mercy-Salpêtrière – Paris Hospitals / addresses the subject in a rather reassuring way:

” There are times when I speak, I can stop and don’t know what I was talking about…
I was afraid it was a start of Alzheimer’s… but today, reading this article, I’m reassured.”

” if anyone is aware of his memory problems, he doesn’t have Alzheimer’s. ” “

1. I forget family names…
2. I don’t remember where I tidied up some things…

It often happens in people aged 60 and over that they complain that their memory is lacking:
” the information is still in the brain, it is the ” Processor ” that is missing. ” ”

This is “the” temporary oblivion.

Half of the people aged 60 and over present some symptoms that are rather due to age than to disease.

The most common cases are:
– Oblivion of a person’s name,
– the fact that we went to a room in the house and never remember why we were going…
– a white memory for a movie title or an actor, an actress,
– a waste of time looking where we left his glasses or keys…

After 60 years most people have such difficulty. This indicates that this is not a disease but rather a characteristic due to the passage of the years…

Many people are concerned about these omissions and the importance of the following statement:

” those who are aware of these omissions have no serious problem of memory.

Those who really suffer from a memory disease, like in Alzheimer, they do Not realize what is happening. ”

Professor Bruno Dubois, director of imma, reassures the majority of people concerned by their omissions:

” the more you complain about memory loss, the less likely it is you suffer from a memory disease. ” ”

– Now a little neurological test.
Only use your eyes!

1-find the c in the table below!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Oco
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

2-if you already found the c, then find the 6 in the table below.

99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
69999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

3-now find the n in the table below. Careful, it’s a little harder!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnmm
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

If you pass these three tests without problems:

– you can cancel your annual visit to the neurologist.
– your brain is in perfect shape!
– you’re far from having any relationship with Alzheimer’s.

So, circulate. Be reassure…

And why am I not reassured? The consequences are as bad. Better Not know what’s going around me.

Investment in Medicine for virility and augmentation of breast:
5 times that of Alzheimer?
Drauzio Varella, Brazil Nobel laureate for medicine, said:
Currently, 5 times more are invested in Medicine for virility and augmentation of breast than on Alzheimer.
Within a few years, we will end up with a whole bunch of elder people with big breasts and rigid penis, and they will have no idea what they are for, and what they used them for…
La phrase qui tue !!!!....

It can be cured: Alzheimer’s is Not normal aging

In the year 1901, a woman called Auguste was taken to a medical asylum in Frankfurt. Auguste was delusional and couldn’t remember even the most basic details of her life. Her doctor was called Alois.

Alois didn’t know how to help Auguste, but he watched over her until, sadly, she passed away in 1906.

After she died, Alois performed an autopsy and found strange plaques and tangles in Auguste’s brain — the likes of which he’d never seen before.

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0:41 Now here’s the even more striking thing. If Auguste had instead been alive today, we could offer her no more help than Alois was able to 114 years ago. Alois was Dr. Alois Alzheimer.

And Auguste Deter was the first patient to be diagnosed with what we now call Alzheimer’s disease. Since 1901, medicine has advanced greatly. We’ve discovered antibiotics and vaccines to protect us from infections, many treatments for cancer, antiretrovirals for HIV, statins for heart disease and much more. But we’ve made essentially no progress at all in treating Alzheimer’s disease.

I’m part of a team of scientists who has been working to find a cure for Alzheimer’s for over a decade. So I think about this all the time.

Alzheimer’s now affects 40 million people worldwide. But by 2050, it will affect 150 million people which, by the way, will include many of you.

If you’re hoping to live to be 85 or older, your chance of getting Alzheimer’s will be almost one in two. The odds are you’ll spend your golden years either suffering from Alzheimer’s or helping to look after a friend or loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Already in the United States alone, Alzheimer’s care costs 200 billion dollars every year. One out of every five Medicare dollars get spent on Alzheimer’s. It is today the most expensive disease, and costs are projected to increase fivefold by 2050, as the baby boomer generation ages.

It may surprise you that Alzheimer’s is one of the biggest medical and social challenges of our generation. But we’ve done relatively little to address it. Today, of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, Alzheimer’s is the only one we cannot prevent, cure or even slow down.

We understand less about the science of Alzheimer’s than other diseases because we’ve invested less time and money into researching it. The US government spends 10 times more every year on cancer research than on Alzheimer’s despite the fact that Alzheimer’s costs us more and causes a similar number of deaths each year as cancer. (Focus on cancer in healthy people?)

The lack of resources stems from a more fundamental cause: a lack of awareness. Because here’s what few people know but everyone should: Alzheimer’s is a disease, and we can cure it.

For most of the past 114 years, everyone, including scientists, mistakenly confused Alzheimer’s with aging. We thought that becoming senile was a normal and inevitable part of getting old. But we only have to look at a picture of a healthy aged brain compared to the brain of an Alzheimer’s patient to see the real physical damage caused by this disease. As well as triggering severe loss of memory and mental abilities, the damage to the brain caused by Alzheimer’s significantly reduces life expectancy and is always fatal.

Remember Dr. Alzheimer found strange plaques and tangles in Auguste’s brain a century ago. For almost a century, we didn’t know much about these. Today we know they’re made from protein molecules. You can imagine a protein molecule as a piece of paper that normally folds into an elaborate piece of origami.

There are spots on the paper that are sticky. And when it folds correctly, these sticky bits end up on the inside. But sometimes things go wrong, and some sticky bits are on the outside. This causes the protein molecules to stick to each other, forming clumps that eventually become large plaques and tangles. That’s what we see in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

We’ve spent the past 10 years at the University of Cambridge trying to understand how this malfunction works. There are many steps, and identifying which step to try to block is complex — like defusing a bomb. Cutting one wire might do nothing. Cutting others might make the bomb explode. We have to find the right step to block, and then create a drug that does it.

Until recently, we for the most part have been cutting wires and hoping for the best. But now we’ve got together a diverse group of people — medics, biologists, geneticists, chemists, physicists, engineers and mathematicians. And together, we’ve managed to identify a critical step in the process and are now testing a new class of drugs which would specifically block this step and stop the disease.

let me show you some of our latest results. No one outside of our lab has seen these yet. Let’s look at some videos of what happened when we tested these new drugs in worms. So these are healthy worms, and you can see they’re moving around normally. These worms, on the other hand, have protein molecules sticking together inside them — like humans with Alzheimer’s.

And you can see they’re clearly sick. But if we give our new drugs to these worms at an early stage, then we see that they’re healthy, and they live a normal lifespan. This is just an initial positive result, but research like this shows us that Alzheimer’s is a disease that we can understand and we can cure.

After 114 years of waiting, there’s finally real hope for what can be achieved in the next 10 or 20 years. But to grow that hope, to finally beat Alzheimer’s, we need help. This isn’t about scientists like me — it’s about you.

We need you to raise awareness that Alzheimer’s is a disease and that if we try, we can beat it. In the case of other diseases, patients and their families have led the charge for more research and put pressure on governments, the pharmaceutical industry, scientists and regulators. That was essential for advancing treatment for HIV in the late 1980s.

Today, we see that same drive to beat cancer. But Alzheimer’s patients are often unable to speak up for themselves. And their families, the hidden victims, caring for their loved ones night and day, are often too worn out to go out and advocate for change.

So, it really is down to you. Alzheimer’s isn’t, for the most part, a genetic disease. Everyone with a brain is at risk. Today, there are 40 million patients like Auguste, who can’t create the change they need for themselves. Help speak up for them, and help demand a cure.

My life is the one I have chosen: Pablo Picasso

Alzheimer is the name of the Devil: Keep your mental agility at all age 

Ma vie est celle que je choisis's photo.

La recette du Bonheur

  1. Laisse de côté tous les chiffres non indispensables à ta survie.

Ceci inclut l’âge, le poids, la taille.
Que cela préoccupe seulement le médecin, il est payé pour ça.


2. Fréquente de préférence des amis joyeux, les pessimistes ne te conviennent pas.


3. Continue de t’instruire… Apprends sur les ordinateurs, l’artisanat, le jardinage, etc…
Ne laisse pas ton cerveau inoccupé, un mental inutilisé est l’officine du diable.
Et le nom du diable est Alzheimer !


4. Ris le plus souvent possible, et surtout de toi-même!
Quand viennent les larmes, accepte, souffre et … continue d’avancer.


5. Accueille chaque jour qui se lève comme une opportunité, et pour cela, ose entreprendre.


6. Laisse tomber la routine, préfère les nouvelles routes aux chemins mille fois empruntés !


7. Efface le gris de ta vie et allume les couleurs que tu possèdes à l’intérieur.


8. Exprime tes sentiments pour ne jamais rien perdre des beautés qui t’entourent. (In writing or any other means)


9. Que ta joie rejaillisse sur ton entourage et abats les frontières personnelles que le passé t’a imposées.

Mais, rappelle-toi : l’unique personne qui t’accompagne toute la vie, c’est toi-même.


10. Sois vivant dans tout ce que tu fais !
Entoure-toi de tout ce que tu aimes : famille, animaux, souvenirs, musique, plantes, un hobby… tout ce que tu veux…


11. Ton foyer est ton refuge, mais n’en deviens pas prisonnier.


12. Ton meilleur capital, la santé. Profites-en, si elle est bonne ne la détruis pas, si elle ne l’est pas, ne l’abîme pas davantage.


13. Sors dans la rue, visite une ville ou un pays étranger, mais ne t’attarde pas sur les mauvais souvenirs.


Il y a des êtres qui font d’un soleil une simple tache jaune, mais il y en a aussi qui font d’une simple tache jaune, un véritable soleil.

Pablo PICASSO

Note: Sound like another Non religious prophet.

The illusion of knowing is the major obstacle to discovery; (October 4, 2009)

Even a century ago, a scientist would publish a single manuscript after a life time of research and toiling.

Transmission of opinions and suggestions among scientists were sent via long erudite letters by peers.

Translators of these remarkable books didn’t go unnoticed as today, but they were rewarded academically. Nowadays, any “respectable” scientist works for several institutions, private and public, and at various nations.

Even two centuries ago, scientists did not need to refer to Pythagoras or Archimedes.  Modern scientists have no time or need to refer to more recent scientists such as Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Laplace, Lavoisier, or Kelvin. Soon Einstein and Heisenberg will be outmoded.

The team of the geeks in “Sciences and Future” met in August for brainstorming in “pause mode” to deliberate on the unique question confronting the team:

In the last few decades, what discoveries were true breakthroughs?”  The team reached an understanding on 5 scientific fields: climatology, neuroscience, astronomy, cellular biology, and Internet.

Consequently, I will answer a few of the questions that you might think you know in these fields so that our knowledge is no longer an illusion.

The internet shifts from the virtual to the real

There are 3 generations of internet or Web.

The first generation or Web1.0 was created from 2003 to 2005 and is represented by MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube that gathers people on common interest social aspects or making “friends”.

The second generation or Web 2.0 is represented by Twitter or the microblogging platform for messages restricted to 140 characters. Thus, these micro messages can be regrouped and analyze to constitute a story contributed by many Twitter bloggers.

The third generation of Web 3.0 is ready technologically; this generation is already labeled object oriented intelligence sources.  For example, you record a message on your cell phone and then stick a yellow sticker on a wall or an object. The next visitor will pass his cell phone over the sticker and copy your message of whatever you have seen or appreciated. This generation can zip all kinds of products and gather intelligence and compare with other resources.

Personally, I think that even the Twitter is already a perfect source of information by intelligence agencies; these centers can hire thousands of Twitter users and direct them on specific topic of interests in many countries.

Cells can be rejuvenated to its embryo stage

The lab technician would take samples of your skin. The skin cells can be treated to reach its first born state.

Whatever genetic diseases that cell inherited it will take another 30 years for the disease to emerge.  All the while you are thirty years younger. Better, skin cells can be treated to isolate a specific cell for any body member like liver, heart, brain, or whatever.

The sick tissue in any part of your body can be rejuvenated within a month. This biomedical technique of treating adult cells into embryo state was made possible because many laws prohibited using fetus embryo on the ground that the cell belonged to another person.

Is man’s activity altering nature more than geophysics?

Man feared the return of the ice age; it turned out that the climate is getting hotter and the poles are melting.

The emergence of urban and industrial societies as a geophysical force is altering the environment power for rejuvenation according to human threshold for survival.

Since 1824, Joseph Fourier theorized that gases in the atmosphere have the potential to increase surface temperature.

Even in 1896, John Tyndall predicted that the concentration of CO2 will increase temperature to 5 degrees by the end of the 20th century. Now, this is a fact and each year the casualties in man and nature are increasing by the violence of climatic changes. People are waiting anxiously the international summit on the environment in Copenhagen this December.

Awareness of man effective participation in climatic changes was proven when the ozone layer of O3 in the stratosphere was depleting. Seas level is increasing 3 mm a year since 1993.  So far, only Danemark produces the fourth of its power using eoliens or wind turbines.

Ex-President Bush Junior said in 1992: “The American way of life is not negotiable.”

The philosopher Michelle Serres said in 1990: “This world that we treated as an object is returning as a subject; capable of vengeance.

The humorist Coluche said: “For an ecologist to be elected as President, trees should be allowed to vote.”

The brain is in perpetual re-structuring

There are specialized neurons that can be activated when an action is executed or when an action is also observed (mirror neurons).  These mirror neurons are the biological basis for empathy, imitation, and training; almost every decision is influenced by our emotions.

Neurons have the potential to flow or transfer from one brain to another when recycling cognitive aptitudes such as reading and writing are elevated.  Neurons and connections are modified when training tasks are memorized.

We have 8 varieties of intelligence; mainly the visual, spatial, naturalist, logic-mathematics, corporal, musical, inter-personal, and intra-personal intelligences.

The new battery of experiments for testing cognitive and movements capabilities are designed to account for our eight kinds of intelligences. It is the quantity of synapses (connections) and not the weight of the brain that differentiate among the various intelligences.

There are phases in our sleep when brain activities are most intense while muscular activities are extremely inhibited; this phase is called “paradox sleep”.  We produce new neurons at every stage of growth, especially in the hippocampus and the smell brains.

Almost 10% of our synapses are established when we are born and they increase with our activities and cognitive demands (efforts, mental and physical, mean increase in fresh synapses and neurons).

Hormones or chemical messengers for the brains

Serotonin is a chemical messenger to the brains; it is implicated in sleep, feeding and sexual habits. A decrease in its production is associated to depressive moods. Anti-depressant drugs increase the concentration of serotonin in the blood.

Dopamine is a chemical hormone that controls movements, moods, addiction, and the circuit of pleasure; its deficiency generates rigidity in the muscles which is the symptoms of Parkinson disease.

Adrenaline is a chemical hormone that is secreted at moments of stress and is attached on large numbers of receptors to re-enforce cardiac functions, accelerate the heart beats, elevate arterial pressure, inhibit digestion and increase the level of glycemy.

Cortisol is secreted in moments of stress to increase the rate of glucose in the blood stream and liberating energy to counter dangers.

Insulin enhances the stock of glucose in the tissues and thus decreases glycemy.

Acetylcholine is a neuro-transmitter that excites the targeted brain when acquiring new training and for enhancing memory; its deficiency is the origin of Alzheimer disease.

Erythropoietin stimulates the synthesis of red blood cells; its deficiency results in anemia.  The word “doping” is related to sport competitors abusing of this hormone.


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