New Remedy May Stop Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Dementia

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New Remedy May Stop Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Dementia

Postby Lucas Oliveira » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:30 pm

New Remedy May Stop Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Dementia

http://www.dn.pt/sociedade/interior/novo-remedio-pode-travar-alzheimer-parkinson-e-demencia-6232158.html (PT)

Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug'
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39641123

DEMENTIA NEWS: Experts ‘excited’ at HUGE breakthrough in hunt for cure
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/793989/Dementia-news-drugs-breakthrough-experts-hunt-cure

Cambridge co-hosts £250m dementia research hub as scientists find possible neurodegeneration treatment
http://www.businessweekly.co.uk/news/academia-research/cambridge-co-hosts-%C2%A3250m-dementia-research-hub-scientists-find-possible

New hope for drugs to prevent some forms of dementia
http://www.onmedica.com/newsArticle.aspx?id=65a08c31-91e2-41ad-a151-1ae2889fffa2


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Re: New Remedy May Stop Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Dementia

Postby cappuccino » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:48 pm

If you're always developing your mind, learning more every day,
these conditions are unlikely to trouble you…
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Re: New Remedy May Stop Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Dementia

Postby Sam Vara » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:37 pm

cappuccino wrote:If you're always developing your mind, learning more every day,
these conditions are unlikely to trouble you…


I know an elderly monk who does not give dhamma talks, but likes to take tea and chat with visitors. My meditation teacher also knows him, and has told me that he thinks that this monk is an Anagami.

During one of his chats - which are often very rambling and very difficult to summarise - he touched on our human condition as we approach our death. He said "Of course, we might get alzheimers or some other form of dementia...lose our mind...lose the power to control our thinking...[long pause]...if we're very lucky!"

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Re: New Remedy May Stop Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Dementia

Postby cappuccino » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:49 pm

What if it happens now?

Maybe you would have a few years…
The standard description of nibbana after death is,
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Re: New Remedy May Stop Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Dementia

Postby chownah » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:46 am

Sam Vara wrote:
cappuccino wrote:If you're always developing your mind, learning more every day,
these conditions are unlikely to trouble you…


I know an elderly monk who does not give dhamma talks, but likes to take tea and chat with visitors. My meditation teacher also knows him, and has told me that he thinks that this monk is an Anagami.

During one of his chats - which are often very rambling and very difficult to summarise - he touched on our human condition as we approach our death. He said "Of course, we might get alzheimers or some other form of dementia...lose our mind...lose the power to control our thinking...[long pause]...if we're very lucky!"

Now I am wondering if cappuccino is saying that if you are always developing your mind then if you get alz/park/dementia you won't suffer from it or if cappuccino is saying that if you are always developing your mind then you won't get alz/park/dementia.
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Re: New Remedy May Stop Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Dementia

Postby Lucas Oliveira » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:59 am

With all due respect, did not Ajahn Chah have a similar problem?

The first signs of this aging and rapid loss of health appeared in 1977, during his visit to England. He began to feel difficulty balancing himself when standing and walking; Felt his feet numb and had to start using a cane to lean on. Shortly thereafter, his memory began to fail to the point where he could no longer remember the names of people nearby. These sickness and death symptoms were not yet constant, undergoing periods of improvement and worsening. Luang Pó tried to maintain his daily routine by teaching and supervising the monastery as much as possible, but in view of this new situation and perhaps already thinking about the future when he could no longer carry out his duties, he decided to formalize Tahn Ajahn Liem as vice-abbot of Wat Nong Pah Pong.

Ajahn Chah biography in Portuguese
https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=774&p=371918&hilit=in+portuguese#p371918

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Re: New Remedy May Stop Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Dementia

Postby Sam Vara » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:31 am

chownah wrote:Now I am wondering if cappuccino is saying that if you are always developing your mind then if you get alz/park/dementia you won't suffer from it or if cappuccino is saying that if you are always developing your mind then you won't get alz/park/dementia.
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Cappucino's brevity often makes for ambiguity, which is what I like about his/her posts. I must confess that I can only entertain the first of your two possibilities.

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Re: New Remedy May Stop Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Dementia

Postby lyndon taylor » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:43 am

i'm regularly taking one of these anti depressants they're trialing for Alzheimers, hope it works!! I'm also taking Metaformin for Diabetes, which is supposed to make you live longer????
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