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Post High Cholesterol/Head Injuries
I just read an article where the researcher believed there might be a connection between high cholesterol levels, head injuries/brain irritation and genes that might predict Alzheimer's.

I was wondering how many of your LOs had either high cholesterol and or a head injury. Chris had high cholesterol and uncontrolled hypertension for years. He also had 2 head injuries, just a few years apart.

Here is the link to the article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/healt ... eimer.html

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~~Debra, 52, wife to Chris, 64 DX Vascular Dementia 9/10; Alz 10 or 11/2010; Pseudo Dementia 01/11; LBD in 03/11..Was at home until 4/29, 2011, now in a Alz fac./dementia unit.
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Post Re: High Cholesterol/Head Injuries
The article was discussed earlier in this thread: http://community.lbda.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2894

To answer your question, my husband did have high cholesterol and also malignant hypertension caused by some kind of brainstem encephalopathy which probably involved 'brain injury' of a sort. He was in the ICU for a couple of weeks. This was in 1985-86.

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:10 pm
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Post Re: High Cholesterol/Head Injuries
Coy had a head injury in 1994.

High cholesterol is/was a strong family trait.

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Jeanne, 68 cared for husband Coy, 86. RBD for 30+ years; LDB since 2003, Coy at home, in early stage, until death in 2012


Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:41 pm
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Post Re: High Cholesterol/Head Injuries
My husband had high cholesterol for years but no head injuries I am aware of. Can we add this question: Who had exposure to toxic chemicals? In my husband's case it was Agent Orange in Viet Nam, but there are many here that have since been takekn off shelves. Anyone? Sher

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Sher (53) married 29 years to Ken (66) who was diagnosed with LBD in 2008, but it most likely began many years before.


Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:23 am
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Post Re: High Cholesterol/Head Injuries
My husband had exposure to Carbon tet when he was in the military. They sat in small closed rooms and boiled carbon tet to clean electrical contacts. There are others as well, but my cousin would know their names. He and Del used to talk about it when they would get together. Carbon tet has now been linked to Parkinsinism.

Interesting question. Thank you. Nan


Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:42 pm
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Post Re: High Cholesterol/Head Injuries
My dad had high cholesterol, but no head injury that I was ever aware of. Lynn

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Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:43 pm
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Post Re: High Cholesterol/Head Injuries
Frank grew up on farm where many pesticides were used, we've heard there may be a connection to PD. Many headers into cast iron, but nothing that ever knocked him out.

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Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:49 pm
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Post Re: High Cholesterol/Head Injuries
My Husband Jim had High Cholestral for sveral yrs and had 2 head injuries and we even looked into Manganese poisoning as he had been a Welder for 30 yrs and this comes from the welding flux fumes, so yes this is interesting !

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