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I believe that your blood group (an “unstudied” science) can also identify your race. (Not absolute. All that body in-breeding over generations.)

Oh, that “Annunaki” conspiracy theory, Ja; to throw the still clearer thinkers off this trail❓ (Ditto DNA)
So that no one even much notices, that even the Bible identifies Ab-RA-ham as being from Ur: a SUMERIAN❗️ (Doesn’t much fit that ENKI / ENLIL, story, there, does it❓🤔)
I also, don’t really believe in anyone called “Hathor.” So what does that say about the interpretation of all those “hieroglyphics” and finds like the “Rosetta stone❓”
#OccamsRazor: if they stole so much of the other history ...❓🤔
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Labour’s #NationalCareService
will end the national scandal of our Social Care sector.

Nearly £8bn has been taken from council budgets since 2010.

“It is right to end the care lottery and provide security and dignity in older age.”
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independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
“As the first building block in our #NationalCareService, the next Labour government will include personal care free at point of use in England.

Funded not through the Conservatives’ gimmicky insurance schemes, ...
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... but like the NHS and our other essentials, through general taxation.” - @johnmcdonnellMP

Widening free provision would ease the burden on NHS hospitals by preventing delayed discharges, where vulnerable patients cannot leave hospital due to lack of care at home.
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It's time to do another one of my dumb threads, so here goes:

I'm SO GLAD life is so simplistic for you. Guess where I was this morning? At the #PainClinic with my elderly mother who suffers from #dementia. She had an early AM appointment, which is unusual for her. Mom is
more confused earlier in the day. She often has trouble getting to sleep because of pain & the dementia. We had to plan carefully, bathing her, & laying out clothing yesterday. Despite this, mom changed back into her nightgown 3 times, then finally put the gown on OVER her
street clothes. ANYWAY, we arrive ON TIME & the shenanigans begin. The kind receptionist greets us warmly, & I explain that mom is especially confused this AM. The mean receptionist (on a massive power trip) attempts to prevent me from accompanying mom to the appointment. She
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The Dude is probably going to die very soon.

The #MemoryCare and our hospice service are managing his discomfort.

We told him that he doesn't have to worry about anything, that he can just rest as much as he needs to.

#Disability #SpoonieChat #Alz

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Waiting for someone to die is a strange thing, like a trip into a parallel universe, outside of time.

Without Penny our house is quiet.

And this moment is extra silent, like when you wake up to a thick blanket of snow in the middle of the night.
#Disability #SpoonieChat #Alz
I think it's the quiet that wakes me up on those snowy nights. Or is it the brightness of street lights and the moonlight bouncing up off the snow?

But that spell is always broken by shovels scraping, blowers growling, or car doors slamming.
#Disability #SpoonieChat #Alz
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#Predictions for the rest of 2019:
1. Trump’s #dementia worsens.
2. Try as he may, Bolton fails to start war with #Iran.
3. Democratic candidates pick up seats in #NJLeg #KYLeg #VALeg #MSLeg & #LALeg.
4. Bots from Iran/Syria/Russia will wreck havoc on the Internet one day by retweeting like a DOS attack.
5. #Brexit will be extended yet again until 2020.
6. Interest rates will spike, but corporate stock buybacks will continue to prop up the stock market until late in the year.
6. Due to Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods, other countries raise prices opportunistically. #Inflation heats up on durable goods and many other products. (H/t to Art Leonard)
7. School shootings return as usual.
8. No #InfrastructureWeek happens.
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@Dementiawho @bikerwise It was intuitively smart to stay focused on positives to calm your own amygdala (ancient part of human brain that fires up in fight/flight/fright/freeze response) because anxiety is contagious & causes the person living with #dementia to catch it (the downside of being social...)
@Dementiawho @bikerwise When your amygdala turns on your more modern frontal cortex (part of brain where you have insight, empathy, judgment, ability to properly initiate, sequence, terminate then move on in multi-step tasks) shuts down. This part of brain is damaged 1st in some #dementia causes like...
@Dementiawho @bikerwise ...#FTD & #CTE but as any #dementia cause spreads, the frontal lobes get consumed & die so you the #carer #caregiver #carepartner have the bigger brain & it needs to stay functioning & do more work. Staying positive, calm & *curiosity* about what is causing the problems will...
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My journey👉🏼of FDA interfering w/ my treatment 4 #MultipleSclerosis "WHEN NO OPTION IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE OPTION!" #Ortho #cardiac #COPD #Autism #Parkinsons #Cancer

cellr4.org/article/390
Bloomberg @business interviews Celltex patients about experience w/ FDA shutting down adult #stemcell study we in. #MS #Arthritisw #Parkinsons #COPD #Ortho
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
When left with no viable medical options, what do you do?👉🏼We reached out to other "No Option Patients" and formed PATIENTS FOR STEM STEMCELLS
#MS #PARKINSONS #Autism #COPD #arthritis #ortho #cancer #cardiac patientsforstemcells.org/home/
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More than 42% of the 9.5 million people diagnosed with cancer from 2000 to 2012 drained their life's assets within two years, according to a study published last year in the American Journal of Medicine. via @annagorman KHN/@NPR n.pr/2XhuqAu
Randall Marley, a computer systems engineer, says he frequently comes home from work to find his wife not feeling well and frustrated about having spent a precious day of her recovery making phone calls to understand and dispute #medicalbills.
Cancer patients are 2.5 times more likely to file for bankruptcy than those without #cancer, and bankruptcy puts them at a higher risk for early death, according to research.
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announcing this week's topic - #validity of dementia diagnosis, and how does it relate to use of administrative databases for #dementia research!
1/n bit of basic #epidemiology first: Gold standard measures are used to assess the validity of alternative measurement #epitwitter
2/n BUT in #dementia research there is no clear gold standard --> so the question remains - what do we typically ise as the "gold standard" and what does it say about the alternative =administrative dabatases measure? Stay tuned for more!
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1/ In case we needed more reasons for building better cities, the evidence is growing that #mentalhealth is significantly affected by #urbanplanning and #urbandesign ... whether for the better or the worse is up to us ...
2/ Exposure to natural light is linked to better sleep, reduced stress, and better work/school performance bit.ly/2ORgMiw. A well-designed city ensures access to natural light on sidewalks, in public spaces, and inside homes and offices.
3/ Boring streetscapes, with monotonous, feature-less facades and lack of sensory stimulation, can increase sadness, addiction and disease-related stress bit.ly/2OWX5WD
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Thread: Decreasing muscle mass in aging: The harmful effects and how to counteract ––

Tags: #sarcopenia #aging #ageing #HealthyAging #MSKover50 #resistance training, #weights #physicalmobility #muscle, #protein
#osteoporosis #bone #fracture #falls

Image: iofbonehealth.org/what-sarcopenia
Thread: 🔽muscle in #aging ––#Sarcopenia RX, prevention –––

#MSKover50 #resistance #physicalmobility #osteoporosis #bone #fracture #falls

Lifespan vs. Healthspan: Why We Need Muscle for #HealthyAging.
runnersworld.com/health-injurie…
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Live Strong and Prosper...
link.springer.com/article/10.100…
Thread: Sarcopenia in #Aging: RX, prevention –––
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Biochemical Pathways of #Sarcopenia &Their Modulation by Physical #Exercise: A Narrative Review
frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…
H/T @MathewPiasecki Tags: #MSKover50
LT: Key RE: onset & progress
RT: Rec. of @ACSMNews & @American_Heart
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1/Bettman was consistent in answering the many questions in his deposition: Because there is no medical or scientific certainty, he said, there is no reason to warn @NHL players about the risks of #CTE Nor is there reason, even after the premature deaths...washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
2/in recent years of several #NHL “enforcers” such as Bob Probert , Wade Belak, Rick Rypien, Derek Boogaard & Steve Montador to look for a link between fighting in hockey & brain injuries. “I think the sample has been too small,” Bettman said... #tbi washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
3/when asked about the players who died “I would respectfully suggest that, as tragic and as unfortunate as it is, there isn’t even enough circumstantial evidence to draw any conclusions.” Asked whether he had ever spoken to family members of these players washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
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1/ If u have played the game the way I have, this clip is not that difficult to break down. Notice Wilson’s right skate before or at the initial point of contact. It is leaving the ice intentionally, which means he thrusts his body into an upward direction, which is towards the
2/ head of Reese. If we look at the left skate during the point of contact, Wilson is rising up onto his toe, as if he is trying to jump, hence the reason he ended up sitting on the dasher of his own bench after the hit. It is clear that Reese sees Wilson coming but that has very
3/ little to do with the fact that Wilson clearly makes contact with the head/jaw of Reese, in direct result of jumping and thrusting his body in an upward motion. Bc of this, we have a human being who may get the right diagnosis of a #concussion yet will he receive the treatment
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Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay. Let’s take action to promote #mentalhealth in the workplace bit.ly/2hOWn2G
When managers take action to promote #mentalhealth at work, employees are healthier and more productive bit.ly/2hOWn2G #LetsTalk
#WorldMentalHealthDay: Here are 6 ways you and your work mates can promote #mentalhealth at work bit.ly/2hOWn2G
📽️: @WHOWPRO
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Today is World #Alzheimer's Day.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of #dementia & may contribute to 60–70% of cases
#Dementia is a major cause of disability among older people bit.ly/2xxKjbF
There are nearly 10 million new cases of #dementia every year - that's one case every 3 seconds bit.ly/2xxKjbF
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