Dementia Breakthru ?

As one who has a Mother who is “labeled” by certain people as having Dementia, I thought this article would be of some help.

The helmet that could turn back the symptoms of Alzheimer’s
By DAVID DERBYSHIRE

An experimental helmet which scientists say could reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease within weeks of being used is to be tried out on patients. The strange-looking headgear – which has to be worn for ten minutes every day – bathes the brain with infra-red light and stimulates the growth of brain cells.

Its creators believe it could reverse the symptoms of dementia – such as memory loss and anxiety – after only four weeks. Alzheimer’s disease charities last night described the treatment as “potentially life- changing” – but stressed that the research was still at the very early stages.

Lead researcher at the University of Sunderland Dr Abdel Ennaceur and Durham University s Dr Paul Chazot are pictured with Dr Gordon Dougal and a prototype cognitive helmet Around 700,000 Britons have dementia, with around 500,000 suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The helmet is the creation of Dr Gordon Dougal, a director of Virulite, a medical research company based in County Durham. It follows a study at the University of Sunderland which found infra-red light can reverse memory loss in mice. Dr Dougal claims that only ten minutes under the hat a day is enough to have an effect.

“Currently all you can do with dementia is to slow down the rate of decay – this new process will not only stop that rate of decay but partially reverse it,” he said.

Low level infra-red red is thought to stimulate the growth of cells of all types of tissue and encourage their repair. It is able to penetrate the skin and even get through the skull. “The implications of this research at Sunderland are enormous – so much so that in the future we could be able to affect and change the rate at which our bodies age,” he said.

“We age because our cells lose the desire to regenerate and repair themselves. This ultimately results in cell death and decline of the organ functions – for the brain resulting in memory decay and deterioration in general intellectual performance. “But what if there was a technology that told the cells to repair themselves and that technology was something as simple as a specific wavelength of light?”

The study at Sunderland found that exposing middle-aged mice to infrared light for six minutes a day for ten days improved their performance in a three-dimensional maze. In the human trials, due to start this summer, the scientists will use levels of infra-red that occur naturally in sunlight. Neuroscientist Paul Chazot, who helped carry out the research, said: “The results are completely new – this has never been looked at before.”

An Alzheimer’s Society spokesman said: “A treatment that reverses the effects of dementia rather than just temporarily halting its symptoms could change the lives of the hundreds of thousands of people. We look forward to further research to determine whether this technique could help improve cognition in humans.”

Now how about a helmet that keeps you from doing DRUGS?

Going To The Candidate’s Debate

“Laugh about it, shout about it when you’ve got to choose..
Every way you look at this you lose…”

Yes, yet ANOTHER BULLSHIT election heating up, and RON PAUL isn’t mentioned. The Delaware County GOP isn’t saying squat on who they will endorse. Well if they were honorable and truly patriotic people, they would endorse RON PAUL. We will see just how birds of a feather flock together, or to put it bluntly – “Who’s ass is worth kissing in the name of holding down power and a job”. a.k.a Cronyism? I thought that was solved.

Anyway, It’s the same old same old. The Dem’s been doing it for decades. When will Delco and it’s “elected” leaders do the right thing? Go with what is right? Or go with the national dictate?

Only time will tell..

Word to the Delaware County GOP. Endorse RON PAUL. If your so smart with computers and tracking software, etc, you”ll see that the MAJORITY of people who know about RON PAUL in Delaware County will vote for him. And if he doesn’t get the nod from the national party? People all across America have good memories, and are FED UP with BOTH Dem’s and Re pubs. You Both are selling out your constituents and have been for years. It reminds me of a wife who has been cheated on but then realizes her Hubby is really leaving her and leaving her high and dry, kids and all..

If you were in “her” shoes, what do you think she would do?

Cheers..

I’ll see you at Casey’s someday…

P.s.

*********************UPDATE***************************

Democracy Unplugged Presents

2008 Foreign Policy Presidential Campaign Forum

Democracy Unplugged presents our initial 2008 Campaign Forum, this one focusing on foreign policy. This Forum will be held on Friday Night, January 25th, 7:30 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue.

The format will consist of questions from a student panel, followed by short speeches from each Candidate/Representative and a question and answer session. There will be a Literature Table with material from those present and many others. Over one hundred invitations have been sent out to various minority Democrat and Republican Candidates, along with Independent and Third Party Candidates. Refreshments will be available and donations will be accepted.
The scheduled speakers are:

DANIEL AVERY BACON Independent Candidate from New Hampshire
CLIFF WILSON current Delaware County Democratic Chair representing JOHN EDWARDS
JAMES CREIGHTON MITCHELL, JR. Republican Candidate from Illinois
DR. CHRIS MACDONALD-DENNIS representing the Socialist Party Candidate BRIAN MOORE
JOHN MURPHY Chester County Green Party Chair representing RALPH NADER
DAVID LAMB representing RON PAUL
SCOTT SHIELDS Mayor of Rutledge, supporter of Fred Thompson
LANAKILA WASHINGTON Humanist Party Candidate from New York

484-450-1123

Hey Scott?
Ready to help out Ron Paul? After all, he is PRO GUN, and ANTI ABORTION.. Or are you not allowed to trully represent yourself and the “Party”. I really thought you were on the level reading your replies on Spencer Blog..

Now I know better.

Martin Luther King Tribute From My Friend David

Yeah I have a diverse field of friends too. My friend from You Tube sent me the below video. I have something to add below – Some of you may know what I’m talking about.

To you stuffy racist “anonymous” people who have a problem with my views both here and over at the increasing liberal Democratic (What a joke, you censor me to no end as of late Haverford Blog) – either email me, or call me.. Or haven’t you got the guts to face me one on one? What a joke!

While I’m at it..

To my sister Kathy.

Loose lips ship sinks.. Or in your case, get you fired and possibly put behind bars. Better think twice about how you respond to people and treat them in this age of computers, texting, e-mails, caller ID.. You get it?

I got it all.

Cheers.

Big News

It was fantastic experience running for the PA Legislature.
I’m off on a new adventure.
I’d like to thank all those who helped and supported me at the ballot box during the campaign, I’ll never forget you.
My new adventure is serving our Country in the U.S. Military. I’ve been asked not to divulge the details of my assignmnet by my superiors. Nevertheless, I’ve never been prouder, and can’t think of anything more important to do with my life.

Casey Roncaglione

Play It Again Gil

Sorry Gil, James Kirchick is a shill for you know who. I cannot say here because I don’t want to be labeled a Anti Semitic, Racist, Bigoted, Homophobic “Angry White Man!” FYI – A little tidbit of information about Mr. Kirchick.

“James Kirchick is an assistant editor of The New Republic, a columnist for the Washington Examiner, and a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times. He has worked as a reporter for the New York Daily News, the New York Sun and The Hill and has written for magazines including The Advocate, The Weekly Standard, The Boston Globe Magazine and Doublethink. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal Europe, the International Herald Tribune, The Jerusalem Post, USA Today, The Boston Herald, The National Post of Canada and other publications. ”

He is the recipient of the 2006 National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Excellence in Student Journalism award and was the organization’s 2007 Journalist of the Year.

http://www.indegayforum.org/staff/show/98.html

In other words.. A liberal Gay advocate who is pro Israel, Pro Nation building, Pro Homosexual Rights, Anti Consertative (look up the true definition of the word) journalist tries to pull a swift boat on Ron Paul? Judging from the first of over 1200 replies to Kirchicks slanderous diatribe, I’d say the cat is out of the bag.

Did I forget to tell you I’m also a “Republican”?

Vote Ron Paul – Hope for all America!

Recycling Upgrade in Upper Darby?

I am not a big poster to this blog; in fact, this is my first ever post here, although you may have seen me listed as a contributor. Finally, I feel like I have something to blog about with regard to local happenings!

I live in Upper Darby, and long have I lamented the Township’s rather pathetic recycling program. It was a shock to me when I first moved here to discover that glass isn’t picked up for recycling, and I grew to loathe making the trip out to Havertown or Barclay Square to dump my glass. I also despise having to drive out to Primos to recycle my plastic. I had high hopes for Janice Oakey’s bid for mayor, thinking that she would be forward-thinking enough to revamp the recycling program, but we know how that turned out (wipes tear from eye). And now, some of my fellow citizens have gotten together and petitioned the Township to improve the program (thank god, because I’ve been meaning to write that letter to the council for going on five years!).

Dave Schwartz and Barbarann Keffer have put together a petition that YOU can sign, if you live in Upper Darby and want a better recycling program. Just hop on over to http://www.petitiononline.com/udtssr/petition.html and type in your name and address. If you’re married, have your spouse do it, too. No junk email will come to you as a result of signing, and you can even choose to leave your email private, even from the petition authors. If you prefer to sign in person, that can be arranged, too.

Here is an op-ed piece submitted by Ms. Keffer in the News of Delaware County last month that contains the full argument and information. She also submitted the same piece to Towntalknews.com.

Now go sign the petition to upgrade our recycling program!

Bowling With Friends of Sean Cawley

I was on my way home when I decided to stop at Johnny B’s, the former O’Donnell’s bar on Garrett Rd. in Drexel Hill. While in there, I spotted a flyer tacked up on the wall about a guy named Sean Cawley and how they were having some benefit bowling thing for him. Well I found out that he met an untimely death in 2002, and that his family and friends launched an orginazation in his honor. As a former alumni of Bonner, I just had to make this post. I had great times in Bonner – (J-U-G) or better known as “Justice Under God” was my favourite past time LOL.

From Monsignor Bonner’s web site:

Friends of Sean Cawley

Friends of Sean Cawley is a benevolent, charitable organization established in the honor and the memory of Sean Cawley. Sean Cawley graduated from St. Laurence in 1986 and Monsignor Bonner in 1990.

Upon his untimely death in 2002, some close friends and family members created this group to help members of the community in ways in which Sean would have been proud. Most years, the Friends of Sean Cawley hopes to give a grant to a student to attend Monsignor Bonner. In 2004 and 2005, the organization granted a St. Laurence student a four-year scholarship to Monsignor Bonner.
More information about the organization can be found at
http://www.friendsofseancawley.com

A flyer about Robert Staffieri was the other one I noticed. Both men went to Bonner, both met an untimely death, and both are remembered well enough by countless friends and family that still after a few years, people still care. I do not know these people not their families, but I do believe that these two guys must have been fun to be around, and the kind of person to give you the shirt off of their back, even if you really didn’t need it.

Here are the details, coming up real soon so give it a passing thought!

When: January 26, 2008
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Price: $45.00
(includes bowling lanes and rentals,pizza, snacks, beverages, and beer)
Where: Wynnewood Lanes
Call 484-614-6198 or 610-909-6187 for tickets.

P.s. You can even take the P&W there, as I used to do from 69th street.

Cheers.