the alzheimer's society

Idk if this is actually true or not but just….they provided no sources, no studies, and no support other than this sentence. even if this is accurate please just back it up with evidence. as a bonus the alzheimers society says that pure turmeric isn’t easily absorbed and there’s almost no evidence to support it being a legitimate treatment for alzheimers

Yeah again, rule of thumb: if people claim miracle and don’t provide studies, they’re lying to you. And if people give you numbers but don’t provide studies, chances are those numbers are pulled straight from the rectum. 

And another thing… dementia and alzheimer are things that usually set in later in life. The life expectancy for Canada is 82 years (Germany: 81, USA:79,3) (here). The life expectancy for India is 68,3 yeras. So you could get lower dementia numbers solely via life expectancy and we won’t know if that’s the case until someone’s shown us the number and lets us know if they were corrected for age. (read: we’re only looking at the relevant age cohort, so say: number of dementia cases 60-70 years of age, instead of the dementia incidences across the entire population). 

Another thing is that industrial nations tend towards a higher average age. Plainly speaking: more old people than young people. Canada: 42, (Germany: 46,8, USA:37,9) India: 27,6. (here)

Naturally if you got more old people you’re going to get more dementia cases. That also has to be corrected for. Looking at the absolute numbers is not going to give you an accurate view. 

Ruth Langsford breaks down during discussion about Alzheimer’s live on Loose Women

Loose Women star Ruth Langsford broke down in tears during a discussion about Alzheimer’s on lunchtime chat show Loose Women.

The host struggled to keep it together as she described how “distraught” her mum had been when Langsford’s dad had to go into a care home.

She said: “When my dad eventually went into care, my mum was so distraught and… I’m sorry…”

The presenter trailed off, unable to finish speaking as she put her head in her hands and began to cry.

Fellow presenters Coleen Nolan, Janet Street-Porter and Nadia Sawalha offered their support to their colleague.

Nolan sympathised, replying: “I know how you feel. It was the same with my mum. I still say it’s the cruellest disease of losing your loved one.”

Langsford’s father passed away in 2012 after a battle with Alzheimer’s and her first-hand experience of the disease prompted her to become an ambassador for charity The Alzheimer’s Society.

Eventually Langsford regained her composure, commenting: “You do hope, but you know they probably won’t [recover]. I do think that’s why we do so much for the Alzheimer’s Society.

“I do believe they will find a cure eventually or they will certainly be able to slow it down […] People aren’t dying from Alzheimer’s, they are living with it,” she explained.

“I’m sorry. Sometimes it just gets me. Sometimes I can talk about my dad but sometimes I can’t. It’s thinking about my mum.”

Loose Women continues on weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.