Evening Open Thread: Grrrr…..Posted: March 12, 2013
I’m in a bad mood, hopefully the Relpax I took will kick in. Teenagers! Nuff said.
I had a couple of links from Financial Times for you tonight, but the pay-wall is keeping me from posting them.
So, this is all I’ve got for you:
Sleep loss can be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s, new research suggests.
The findings, from a study of apparently healthy volunteers, point the way to new methods of detecting and monitoring the disease, say scientists.
Evidence indicates that the link between sleep and Alzheimer’s runs in two directions. Alterations in the brain caused by the disease may disrupt sleep, and poor sleep also promotes the changes.
Lead scientist Professor David Holtzmann, from Washington University School of Medicine in the US, said: “This link may provide us with an easily detectable sign of Alzheimer’s pathology.
“As we start to treat people who have markers of early Alzheimer’s, changes in sleep in response to treatments may serve as an indicator of whether the new treatments are succeeding.”
Sleep problems are common among people with full-blown Alzheimer’s. The new research suggests they may also be a sign of early-developing disease and symptoms to come.
That article alone was enough to keep me awake all last night.
And then there is this crap: Ashley Judd Is Making Kentucky Democrats Nervous
What the hell is it with the democrats in Kentucky? That is ridiculous.
This is an open thread, and angry one at that….feel free to rant and rave in the comments.