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人は認知症によって死ぬ 2017・04・05

2017-04-05 12:00:00 | Weblog



   今日の「お気に入り」は、最近読んだ本の中の記述。


      ” Neurodegenerative disease is more accurately described as a progressive

   fatal disease leading to brain failure. Brain failure is a terminal disease, like cancer,

   that physically kills patients. When someone experiences heart failure or kidney failure,

   the end result is death. The brain is no different. The brain is our most vital organ:

   it controls the heart, the lungs, and all other organs. When it shuts down, so do other

   vital organs. Dementia is a symptom of a dying brain. People do die from dementia.

    The belief that people don't usually die from dementia has skewed death statistics

   leading to the underreporting of dementia as a cause of death.


                                      ( Bruce Fife

 
  




    We are well on the way to dementia.

 
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