A few months ago GamingToday published a rather special and unique column I wrote, entitled “Skilled after healing for Alzheimer’s.” Coincidentally, the Los Angeles Times has just included a 12-page insert entitled “Healthy Living.” Subtitles are “Improve your brain with help from science.” Sol G., a friend I know at the Freda Mohr Senior Center, gave me his inspiration.
More than 5.4 million people in the US are known to have Alzheimer’s disease. One in ten ages over 65 is infected. Even though billions are invested over the decades of the pharmaceutical industry, there is no medical cure for progressive neurodegenerative disease which greatly reduces life expectancy to 3-9 years after diagnosis visit poker88. It is one of the most costly diseases financially, affecting millions of families. In addition to new drugs, the Alzheimer’s research organization is also looking for food therapies, dietary supplements and even medical equipment.
The LA Times participant provided a wealth of relevant information that may be of interest to many poker players, including “How We Remember;” what is “normal forgetfulness” (with age); various possible causes of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, advice to caregivers, and an interview with a middle-aged man who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 55, and now anticipates an early death.