Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What Is Dementia?

I have been having wild thoughts which type of old age sickness and disease I would choose if given the chance to determine the way my own death should take place. Like many, I would want to die peacefully and painlessly during my sleep after having visited all the countries in my Bucket List. Ultimately, one's karma would determine his own fate until his last breaths.



As promised, I would share some information from the talk conducted by a university's 
professor about the Dementia which is a type of brain disease. My father suffered from
that disease for some 9 years and our whole family was in pain to watch him fade
away helplessly. My heart still aches sadly today as I prepared this blog post.




 The talk was held under a special canopy tent inside a housing suburbs
of Petaling Jaya. Many senior citizens turned up to hear the talk & almost everyone
had a friend or family member who is suffering from various brain diseases.
I took photos of all the projected blurry slides but I would only share a few
for the awareness sake only.




 Dementia was reported to have several types which includes Alzheimer's, 
Parkinson's and others.



 I have drawn up the above simple chart to show the difference at a glance.
- Alzheimer patients would often show mental deterioration and senility.
- Parkinson patients would often show their nervous system affecting their
general movement and mobility.
- Dementia is sadly a terrible disease that is a collective of BOTH the
Alzheimer & Parkinsons and many other unidentified brain diseases!





 The above world map shows that China has the HIGHEST number 
of Dementia patients today. The other small parts of SE Asia also have
the alarming ratio numbers when compared to USA or Europe and others!
Something is not right with the population around the SE Asian region.
This made everyone gasped and wondered what is the real cause?
Is it our food, diet, water, environment or hereditary diseases?




When the doctors conducted brain scans, they could easily detect the 
difference between the brain of a normal patient and an Alzheimer's patient. 
There are presence of Amyloidosis inside the Azheimer patient's brains.
( see the chart above)




This was the shocking revelation about the High Dangers of Aluminium usage 
in our daily lifestyle habits. The professor explained about the excessive use of
Aluminium baking foils which could easily contaminate our food. It is so thin, very light
and easily disperses the harmful aluminium substances out.
Now that got me paranoid to think of the Coke Tins and 100 Plus tin cans too.
I have switched to plastic bottles instead. Many websites have shared about
the dangers of aluminium usage. Check HERE



Say "NO" to the foils!




While there is no cure for such brain diseases yet, they advised 
on its prevention possibilities such as doing brain exercises and taking
daily supplements like Gingko Biloba and Virgin Coconut Oil.


*****





30 comments:

  1. What an informative post bringing awareness to the public, Tan! I shall pay more attention when foil is needed in the future. Have a great week!

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    1. Yes please stay very far away from Aluminium Foils and Baking Trays! Have a great week.

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  2. Thanks for sharing, TM. Yeah, I heard gingko is good for memory, my friend has given me one dozen pills to try... if not for this post, I would have forgotten all about it! :) Heard that it helps with blood circulation too..

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    1. Gingko Biloba is very good and many old men says they still could perform well. LOL

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  3. TM, thanks for sharing and creating awareness on Alzheimer's disease and associated brain impairment. I have now stop using aluminium foil and instead use parchment paper to line my baking trays. I used a lot of aluminium in the past as it is convenient and keeps the roasting pan clean. Now I am very scared. I also started taking virgin coconut oil but I need more discipline to take it everyday.

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    1. Yes I hope you will stay healthy and fit to bake until old age. We need to be alert to keep blogging too. I must buy some parchment paper for my wife to use.

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  4. Good evening TM... The weather is so hot now...

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    1. Good Morning. The weather is lovely today after the cool rain.

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  5. Thanks for sharing... Hopefully i can find a talk about this, would want to know more it...

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    1. I believe they have more talks and awareness being conducted in Singapore. Please share with us too.

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  6. The non-genetic risk factors are alarming and it could be anyone. However, an awareness of what can harm us is a big enough help for all. It pays to be knowledgeable and up to date with health concerns. Much thanks for the info.

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    1. My family was puzzled by my father's dementia as he came from a huge family but no one had this. My mum used aluminium foils and baking trays all her life. Her memory was perfect till the day she passed away which meant she was not even affected 1% while my father had a chronic & advanced dementia. So, karma rules here.

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  7. My grandfather had Parkinson’s and I could understand the progress of the disease that made my grandfather disable and then to death last year. But we haven’t aware about the disease until two years to his death, but he showed hope and improvement after doing physiotherapy though we couldn’t stop his arresting heart.

    The fact about aluminium really shocks!

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    1. I am sorry to hear about your late grandfather. I am sure it was a sad thing for your family. Just imagine how my father went through his dementia which is a collective of both Alzheimer and Parkinsons together with other unknown diseases all rolled into one.

      Please advise everyone to stay away from all aluminium materials if possible.

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  8. Thank you for sharing this information TM. I am otherwise clueless about it. It is shocking to know how aluminium can be so harmful to us. Though I don't drink a lot of canned drinks (as I try to cut down on carbonated drinks), my hubby does from time to time drink 100 Plus. I shared with him this blog post and he was equally surprised to know.

    I'm sorry you had to go through the pain all over again to write this post but I want to thank you very much as I am sure this post has create an awareness wide enough through your readers.

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    1. You have such a beautiful and young family. I hope you all will stay healthy and happy always with a good lifestyle. I am always learning something new each day for my own well being. As I am aging, my supplements have increased and more dos & donts added on... LOL

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  9. Thanks for sharing this informative post on dementia. Looking at the risk factors for Alzheimer's, I see ethnicity as one...probably that's why China & SE Asia (the Chinese) have the highest no. of dementia patients?

    It's scary also to see aluminium in the list. Like PH, I used to use them to line the roasting pans for easier clean-up but I've also replaced them with baking paper these days. But then I've also seen a lot of food shows where Americans use aluminium foil a lot....in barbecueing and cooking! So, it should affect them too, right?

    As for drinks in aluminium cans, I think those should be safe since you're not introducing heat like cooking. Just like we shouldn't heat stuff in plastic ware. There was also a time when plastic bottles were deemed not safe. So, what is safe then....haiz! :'(

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    1. The whole topic of dementia had been ringing inside my head for some years after my dad was being diagnosed. I am still quite clueless why the South East Asians are prone to these brain diseases. Having lived in US before, I clearly understood their lifestyle and well beings are very different from the Asians, besides their generous usage of foils in their cooking and bakings.

      I would not dismiss the fact that coke in the tins are still harmful as the US police often carried gallons of coke in their patrol cars to use during accidents, to wash away spilled blood and stains. Even the Youtube showed how effective the coke could wash the stained toilet bowls >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U22suBkohC4 That gave me creeps that coke is quite acidic & strong and could have reactions inside the aluminium tin cans. I am still learning everyday as nothing and no where seems safe today. LOL Ha-ha-ha

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  10. Thanks for sharing so much information. Definitely no more aluminium foil for baking now.

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    1. Good good, very good to hear that you can do without the foils in all your cooking and bakings. Please alert your friends too.

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  11. Thank you Anay for sharing this very informative and important talk with us.

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    1. You are welcome. This is just a small sharing compared to all your sharing posts! I am not worried cos you rarely bakes so probably got no foils at home. LOL
      Mak Glam needs to eat out and be served la! That gives you ample time to relax with your 2 handsome boys.

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    1. Yeah this is an eye opener to me. So many things are toxic these days. ~sweats~

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  13. Yea. i'm taking coconut oil too

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    1. Good to hear that. Please add some Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Gingko Biloba for your daily supplements too! Good for men la.

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  14. I'm sorry that you had to go through the pain all over again to share the info with us. Thank you!

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    1. No worries as I have moved on. Just some sweet memories flooding back sometimes. Hope your family will stay healthy and happy always.

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  15. Didn't know those foils are so dangerous!

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  16. Thanks for the detailed explaination. Yes, doctor got mentioned that there is seminar in PJ group on this.

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