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Has Trump Got Dementia?

Has Trump got dementia? It will hardly have escaped your attention that there are murmurings coming from certain quarters that some of President Trump's recent bizarre behavior might be accounted for on the bases of cognitive decline, diminishing brain functioning or dementia.

Could Brain Training Prevent Dementia

Could brain training prevent dementia? Very interesting research results emerged from this years Alzheimers Association Annual Conference held in Toronto. The vexed question could brain training prevent dementia has been at least partially answered. Apparently with the regular use of web based brain games you can almost half your chances of getting dementia.

Opioid Addiction the New American Epidemic

In a recent CBS News interview Doctor David Kessler, who ran the FDA from 1990 to 1997, had this to say about ever increasing opioid addiction in America:

"This has been one of the great mistakes of modern medicine, opioid addiction in the U.S. amounts to an epidemic.”


OxyContin the biggest selling opioid in USA.

Asked who he thought was responsible to this Dr Kessler said:

Proven Ways to Avoid Dementia

Just by taking a few simple measures you may avoid dementia

Recent research carried out in UCLA suggests that dementia, certainly of the vascular type, can be avoided or even reversed. In a pilot study, using ten subjects who suffered varying degrees of cognitive impairment, nine of the ten subjects showed improvement in mental capacity after only three months.

Postpartum Depression


Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression, also called postnatal depression, is a unique form of depression that sets in within four weeks of having giving birth. Postpartum depression has all the nasty features of depression although it is rarely as severe as that see in the depressive phase of Bipolar Disorder.

Depression Symptoms

Depression Symptoms

All of us from time to time can feel low or fed up or even sad for no particular reason. That’s normal and we usually pull out of it in a few hours or, at worse, in a day or so. What distinguishes the illness that we call depression from these fleeting mood swings is that with depression the feelings and mood are fixed and locked in, they are unrelenting, last all day and every day and can be overwhelming. They take you over.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a mental disorder where the mood swings from extreme depression to extreme euphoria over the space of a few weeks. It is the same as depression with the added in phase of elation or euphoria. Bipolar Disorder used to be called Manic Depressive Psychosis when I was going to medical school. The more politically correct term, Bipolar Disorder has only gained currency in over the last 25 years or so.



Some anxiety is normal and healthy, useful even. It can keep you on your toes; keep you alert and ready for action. It is a normal human response to a threat or a perceived threat. It is part of our built in survival kit raising our levels of adrenaline and prompting us to either flight or fight to escape danger.