Got DEMENTIA ?

United States
January 25, 2008 1:29pm CST
Get this article! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/healthmain.html?in_article_id=510172&in_page_id=1774 Frankly, I'm surprised this could be beneficial. I had no idea infra red helped cell regeneration. Remember all the hoopla about cell phones being harmful? They were suspected to be harmful because the cell phones act like litte microwave ovens that heat your brain, possibly causing cancer. Now, this big brain heater is a benefit? I'm confused. They say it works on mice! Human trials to start soon. What do you have to say, think, feel, or would like to comment concerning this invention?
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• United States
26 Jan 08
I just read this article of yours. Its interesting. Wow think about the ramifications if it works and is safe? Not only can we make our brain cells want to repair themselves but have we stumbled upon the fountain of youth? This is going to be an interesting study to follow up on.
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• United States
26 Jan 08
I'll sure be looking for follow ups to the story.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
25 Jan 08
This invention could be another avenue to solve such a condition. I believe genetic solutions are also being researched by different organizations. Of course I would like to see the real testing and if there are any side effects with either treatment. Either way, there is a lot of work ahead (and some reasonable doubt)
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• United States
26 Jan 08
Besides dementia, I wonder if it would help more ordinary kinds of stubborn and stupid behavior?
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Well I guess my African Grey will never suffer from Dementia. We have no heat here anymore so I rigged up a infra red heat lamp over her cage to keep her warm. She hated it at first but now she realizes that it is the source of her comfort. So she snuggles right under it, which must be keeping that little bird brain safe from dementia.lol Maybe I should volunteer her for the trials too. She can talk and answer simple questions. In fact she has a better vocabulary than a lot of humans that I know.lol Shalom~Adoniah Oh yeah, what was the Question? If it works on humans, it will be awesome. I used to work with the elderly and it is very sad to watch them slip into dementia. At first they know what is happening and it scares them so. They know that they will continue to live, and someone will have to do everything for them, and take over all the important duties in their life even though pysically they are still active. I do hope this works. I do not see how it could really hurt. Shalom again.
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• United States
25 Jan 08
I did some work for a man once who had an African Grey. I know you are not exagerating concerning their speaking ability. They are truely amazing animals. I always remember the case of Ronald Reagan. At the end he did not even know he had been President of the USA. Truely sad.
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
2 Feb 08
Yes, there is always great saddness attatched to all forms of Dementia. I hope with all my heart that this proves to be a break through treatment! Thanks for Best Response Red. Shalom~Adoniah
@mcc371 (918)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Dementia with the elderly is very sad when it happens as they no longer lead the lives they were living. I think if science could find a breakthough it would be great but this is still in the very early stages and nothing has been really proven on the serious side effects it could cause. Speaking of infra red lights most people use them for animals, We have them in the horse barn too. Maybe this is where animals get all their brain power to communicate with humans. ha!
• United States
26 Jan 08
I for one really respect animal intelligence. Did you see where some researchers discovered that most chimps can out perform almost all humans in memorizing a pattern of 10 random digits? I saw it on the tv news and was amazed at how good the chimp was. He memorized random patterns much faster and more accurate than I could.
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@TDonald (1422)
• United States
26 Jan 08
That's great news. Maybe we all need to just get outside more into the natural sunlight. I think I remember reading somewhere that red light made tomatoes grow better too.
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• United States
26 Jan 08
I guess infra red is more beneficial than I ever realized.
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@lilaclady (28226)
• Australia
25 Jan 08
It would be good it it is true, dementia is a growing concern, but i get very confused too with all the expert reports about everything, it seems things change daily on what is good and what is not, I think everyone get so confused they don't bother trying to figure it all out anymore...
• United States
26 Jan 08
At times science does have a difficult time making up its mind, which leads to the rest of having a difficult time making up our minds about science!
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@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
Well it remains to be seen. I don't think we should get our hopes up too soon. If it works on mice it is not to say that it would work on humans, even though some mice seem to be as smart as humans. It would certainly be good news if this dreadful disease could be reversed or halted.
• United States
26 Jan 08
Is it "Some mice are as smart as humans?" or "Some humans are as dumb as mice?"?
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25 Jan 08
i watched this story on the news a few moments ago and yes it got me thinking too i think mabe they should run more tests because for some reason i dont think i would intrust my brain with or without dimentia when its "worked on mice" really all they did was blast the mice with infra red and send them in a maze i do hope they run more extensive tests than that, i dont have a very good feeling about this "cure" not until i hear solid proof that it doesnt cause any other damage, its one thing to rid yourself of dimentia its another to give yourself brain tumors
• United States
25 Jan 08
Yes, the possiblility of serious side effects will have to be explored. Even those mice did not seem to have been exposed long enough to know about side effects. We'll have to wait and see.
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