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(Top News (Arab Emirates))   British Prime Minister announces that scientists have achieved a breakthrough that would help diagnose dementia in three months instead of 18 months. Orderlies shuffle man away from the potato salad and apologize to bystanders for his outburst   (topnews.ae) divider line 19
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2012-11-05 12:27:29 PM
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Diagnose me, baby! Diagnose me all night long.
 
2012-11-05 12:53:42 PM
I'll have to think through this more, but this disgusts me. Spend millions of dollars to diagnose a condition of aging with no appreciable treatment? For the purpose of what, exactly? There are plenty of diseases the course of which can be changed with earlier diagnosis; I don't think dementia is one of them.

/Unless I'm wrong about that, in which case, go about your business
 
2012-11-05 12:55:00 PM
It's a good day for Fark headlines.
 
2012-11-05 12:56:41 PM

pivazena: I'll have to think through this more, but this disgusts me. Spend millions of dollars to diagnose a condition of aging with no appreciable treatment? For the purpose of what, exactly? There are plenty of diseases the course of which can be changed with earlier diagnosis; I don't think dementia is one of them.

/Unless I'm wrong about that, in which case, go about your business


Maybe not yet, but there are drugs in clinical trials. Good tests are half of the goal, to have both tests and treatments.
 
2012-11-05 01:09:42 PM

pivazena: I'll have to think through this more, but this disgusts me. Spend millions of dollars to diagnose a condition of aging with no appreciable treatment? For the purpose of what, exactly? There are plenty of diseases the course of which can be changed with earlier diagnosis; I don't think dementia is one of them.

/Unless I'm wrong about that, in which case, go about your business


What the shiat, do you think before blabbing? Learning to diagnose dementia with high accuracy is half the battle, as mentioned already. And if a high level of accuracy has been achieved, that means you're starting to get closer to learning the core causes of such diseases (at least you have been able to identify the symptoms shared among anyone who has it, rather than being confused by secondary symptoms).
 
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2012-11-05 01:13:58 PM
So many ways to lose one's mind and so few ways to find it.
 
2012-11-05 02:42:09 PM
Uh, Mr. Simpson, you're not supposed to leave the home.

Hiya Ping pong

My name is Craig

Suuure it is

/now about my tuba
 
2012-11-05 02:56:22 PM
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2012-11-05 03:11:53 PM
Maggie Thatcher would know, wouldn't she?
 
2012-11-05 04:02:12 PM
Super news. "Well, Mr Smith, you'll be slowly degenerating into a burbling simpleton with no bowel control. We managed to diagnose this early due to new technology so you have fifteen months to think about the horror in store for you. No, of course we can't do anything to stop it".
 
2012-11-05 04:54:11 PM

Suede head: Super news. "Well, Mr Smith, you'll be slowly degenerating into a burbling simpleton with no bowel control. We managed to diagnose this early due to new technology so you have fifteen months to think about the horror in store for you. No, of course we can't do anything to stop it".


...But seeing as your mind is rapidly degrading into a puddle of slime, we have taken the time to provide you with this documentation to join the Conservative party.
 
2012-11-05 06:38:33 PM
How did this get greenlit?

A story with a misleading headline for something that didn't actually happen yet...from the British Prime Minister yet it didn't even make it to the BBC and instead we're getting the story from a shady English news outlet in the United Arab Emirates?
 
2012-11-05 07:16:24 PM

pivazena: I'll have to think through this more, but this disgusts me. Spend millions of dollars to diagnose a condition of aging with no appreciable treatment? For the purpose of what, exactly? There are plenty of diseases the course of which can be changed with earlier diagnosis; I don't think dementia is one of them.

/Unless I'm wrong about that, in which case, go about your business


Uh oh, who let Old Man Pivazena on the internet. The flashing ads confuse his fragile mind. Let's get him back to the rec room so he can play pinochle with the old ladies.
 
2012-11-05 07:35:02 PM
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Approve.
 
2012-11-05 07:35:47 PM
He also announced he is the proud owner of a 1/4 scale RC jumbo jet.
 
2012-11-05 08:11:31 PM
i was babysitting mom today. dementia is a come and go thing sometimes. she is real bad at night. today was over the top. she was hallucinating there was a truck sinking into the dam out past my sisters property (house on lake front) and that the water of the lake was up and over the porch. NJ, yes. flooded storm area, no.
 
2012-11-05 09:32:58 PM
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2012-11-06 02:45:50 AM

KrispyKritter: i was babysitting mom today. dementia is a come and go thing sometimes. she is real bad at night. today was over the top. she was hallucinating there was a truck sinking into the dam out past my sisters property (house on lake front) and that the water of the lake was up and over the porch. NJ, yes. flooded storm area, no.


I'm so sorry that your mom has dementia but good for you for taking care of her. People don't realize how easy it is for 24/7 caregivers to get burnt out.
 
2012-11-06 09:54:55 AM

KrispyKritter: i was babysitting mom today. dementia is a come and go thing sometimes. she is real bad at night. today was over the top. she was hallucinating there was a truck sinking into the dam out past my sisters property (house on lake front) and that the water of the lake was up and over the porch. NJ, yes. flooded storm area, no.


Wow...your fark handle seems apt...very apt.

cyber hug offered!
 
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