Alzheimer's research

June 17, 2011 - Trish Vradenburg

I read this article today, which relates:

"Beloved science fiction and fantasy writer Terry Pratchett has terminal early-onset Alzheimer's. He's determined to have the option of choosing the time and place of his death, rather than enduring the potentially horrific drawn-out death that Alzheimer's sometimes brings. But Britain bans assisted suicide, and Pratchett is campaigning to have the law changed."

May 31, 2011 - Trish Vradenburg

On Sunday, May 22, Margaret Morganroth Gullette wrote an op-ed in the New York Times, titled, Our Irrational Fear of Forgetting.

And I responded to her, in my letter to the editor. But I didn’t quite get everything off my chest.

There is so much wrong with her editorial.

This woman is in denial.

May 19, 2011 - Trish Vradenburg

It's true. I used to hate those rodents with the wiggly whiskers and the long tail who could, if they bit me, give me rabies. While everyone else adored the Disney animated feature, "Ratatouille," I was repelled by it. I mean, who cares that Remy (the hero) is the most talented chef in Paree? I have no interest in having either a rat or mouse (probably a sous-chef) get their little whiskers in my quiche.

But I'm reevaluating my thinking.

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