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Aware Of New Research That Identifies Cause Of Alzheimer's?

Aware Of New Research That Identifies Cause Of Alzheimer's?

Though many of us on here have long wondered about stress and its effect on our brain in causing dementia/Alzheimer's, this new research proves a causal link between psychosocial stress and Alzheimer's.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thanks! I hadn't seen that article but recently did some research on the HPA axis.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member ... I been told for several years that blood glucose spikes affect my brain by aging it and so to avoid wating foods that cause it at all cost.

But after reading that metformin could also reduce pain for a fibro I reluctantly went on metformin. I can't tell if it's doing anything one way or the other. However I have since read an in depth article that claims that metformin negatively disrupt the gut flora and research is showing more and more that gut Flora affect cognitive functioning so that something I have to evaluate.

I have pre diabetes. I think my most recent number was 5.9.

edited, originally posted about 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member I appreciate your caring and kindness. When hubby does come home from Respite on July 15 there will be a fellow come twice a week for an hour to make sure he has a shower and change of clothes. On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons another PSW will come for an hour each afternoon so I can have a shower and do all the personal care "stuff". I can ask for more hours if necessary and it appears from the report I get today that I will need more hours! I do have groceries and prescriptions delivered as I couldn't handle hubby in a store. I also have a lady come to do the vacuuming and dusting as beggar fibro would not allow me to do that. Just the stress of having hubby in Respite is driving my fibro issues into painful territory. The issue with him this week is that he's not eating. Staff at the facility say not to come as he'd just want to go home with me - and I'm supposed to getting rest and relaxation while they care for him. It's a good facility so I'm sure that somehow he will be fed but - well, he has been my hubby for 59.7 years . . . I want to go down, pack him up and bring him home. I have to just settle down, get the stress under control and try to relax. Fortunately, a daugher lives only ten minutes away from the facility. When she's not working and can spend 1.5 - 2 hours with him around the supper hour she helps to feed him - and gives me an update. Unfortunately, some weeks like this coming one, she can't be there on Monday or Tuesday. All our other children are miles and miles away and working ... Ah, life . . . .

posted about 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member I think his decision to wait until he was fully vaccinated as understandable! That's wonderful to hear that there's cross pollination (as I call the communication) between the University and biomedical companies! There is a greater opportunity for funding research of promising results. There is a dire need for better treatments as you well know. The current FDA approval of Biogen's RX is getting push back and yet families and care facilities are desperate for greater treatment. I've been diagnosed with MCI though no tests show neurodegeneration as of yet. I think there are many pathways that have not been discovered or tested, as this article illustrates, So I believe there are even greater numbers of people who will end up having Alzheimer's that were not able to obtain treatment prior to more serious symptoms.

There are many websites that have advice on how the caregiver (you, in this case) can make sure you get self care since it sounds like all the bathing and grooming and medications and dressing etc are all falling on your shoulders not to mention scheduling appointments and transportation and grocery shopping and supply getting, etc.

There are more programs sprouting up in the United States in recognition of the burden on caregivers and some States have set up programs to pay spouses for the care of the other spouse as well as other programs that give reprieve for the caregiver. I don't I know what options are available to you in Canada but I thought I'd mention the ones here in case the information could be of help to you. I have seen firsthand what stress caregiving is.

Please lean on us here when you need compassionate ears and open arms for hugs ❤💝⚘💫 Much love to you and your family 💞🌹

edited, originally posted about 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member ... It's remarkable that your grandson is working on Alzheimer's. Congratulations on such a laudable research goal! Is he with a University setting or a biomedical research company, if you don't mind my asking.

I think of you often and I hope that you're doing well. My prayers to your family and husband ⚘❤💝

edited, originally posted about 1 year ago
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