Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Memory Loss Tapes


Subscribers to the Alzheimer's Reading Room can now obtain a free, complimentary, copy of the Memory Loss Tapes from HBO.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Alzheimer's Project DVD -- Free Copy

Follow the link to the Alzheimer's Reading Room to obtain your free copy of the DVD.
Subscribers to the Alzheimer's Reading Room can now obtain a free copy of The Alzheimer's Project.
I don't know about you, but I am really looking forward to viewing this documentary. I am an HBO subscriber and they really do a great job with all their entertainment. I am very confident we will be smiling, and crying, as we watch this documentary.
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Monday, April 20, 2009

The Alzheimer's Project How to Get it on DVD -- HBO

I am getting bombarded with emails asking me how to get HBO's The Alzheimer's Project if you don't have HBO.
There is good news. HBO is offering the Alzheimer's Project on DVD and in book form. You can order it now, but it won't ship until June 2.
To order a copy of the DVD -- The Alzheimer's Project -- go here.
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Researchers link cocoa flavanols to improved brain blood flow

In a scientific study of healthy, older adults ages 59 to 83, Harvard medical scientists found that study participants who regularly drank a cocoa flavanol-rich beverage made using the Mars, Incorporated Cocoapro® process had an eight percent increase in brain blood flow after one week, and 10 percent increase after two weeks.
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60 Minutes Cold Fusion (Video and Text)

Twenty years ago it appeared, for a moment, that all our energy problems could be solved. It was the announcement of cold fusion - nuclear energy like that which powers the sun - but at room temperature on a table top. It promised to be cheap, limitless and clean. Cold fusion would end our dependence on the Middle East and stop those greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. It would change everything.
"We can yield the power of nuclear physics on a tabletop. The potential is unlimited. That is the most powerful energy source known to man," researcher Michael McKubre told 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley.
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The Alzheimer's Project -- HBO

  1. The Memory Loss Tapes -- Sunday, May 10 at 9 PM
  2. Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? -- Monday, May 11 at 7:30 PM
  3. Momentum in Science -- Monday, May 11 at 8 PM
  4. Caregivers -- Tuesday, May 12 at 7 PM
  5. Momentum in Science, Part 2 --Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. EST
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Maria Shriver “Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?" (HBO)

“Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver” is geared toward children and young teens coping with a grandparent’s illness, and presents vignettes that can help a child understand and deal with a relative’s gradual decline into Alzheimer’s.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

30 Year Mortgage Interest Rate Chart (Update)

30 Year Conventional Mortgage Interest Rate
30 Year Conventional Mortgage 409
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Stocks the Nervous Norvis Market (Chart and View)

When the market moves down for a couple of days your typical Nervous Norvis bull gets sweaty palms and heart palpitations. A couple of days down and the bears are pounding their chest. The only thing the bears can think about is bad news. Left to wonder of course, why is the market going up with all this bad news--the world is coming to an end.
Stocks the Nervous Norvis Market
The Stock market is in a classic uptrend from the capitulation low.
  • During the capitulation phase the slope of the market became too severe to maintain and the market hooked off the lows as should have been expected. See: S and P Monthly Chart indicates a sharp rally is coming soon. S and P 500 in the 676 area. See: S and P 500 Rally Comes as Predicted
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    Wednesday, April 8, 2009

    30 Year Treasury in Perspective (Graph)

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    Get Your TARP Before it is Too Late

    Last one in is a rotten egg.
    I moved to Florida just before the run of monster hurricanes. I had to look on as shortage of tarps caused additional hardship. People with leaking roofs couldn't get tarps, so when it rained the water just poured through the roof causing additional damage.
    Now I find myself wondering if there are enough TARPs (Troubled Asset Relief Program) to go around.
    The Treasury Department has decided to extend bailout funds to a number of struggling life-insurance companies.
    It appears that if you own a bank holding company or a savings and loan, you are qualified for a TARP.
    Soon these insurance companies will be crying "pour mouth" because they aggressively sold variable rate annuities tied to the performance of the stock market.
    Sooner or later, the Treasury is going to run out of TARP. Reminds me of the saying--"last one in is a rotten egg".
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    Monday, April 6, 2009

    Can you drive with Alzheimer's

    My mother drove her car over one of those white, concrete abutments in the parking lot. She scrapped against a tree-- the tree tore off the entire passenger side of her car, front to back. She stopped when she bounced off the wall of her building.
    It turned out this was more than a "senior moment". Eighteen months later my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
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    Saturday, April 4, 2009

    Real Unemployment 15.6 Percent

    • Total unemployed
    • plus all marginally attached workers
    • plus total employed part time for economic reasons
    • as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers
    The number reported today for this series is 15.6 % (the non-seasonally adjusted number is worse at 16.2 %). This compares to 9.1 percent reported March, 2008.
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