Here in the UK, we are looking yet again for a new Prime Minister (PM). Did I say ‘we’? That’s not quite true; the Tory party is hunting for one, and it seems a difficult task for the talent-depleted conservatives. Eventually, the geriatric group of Tory members might again have the say. Amazingly, some senior Tories are already suggesting Boris Johnson (BJ).

To me, this demonstrates how common cognitive decline and memory loss seem to be among the elderly. They evidently have already forgotten that, only a few months ago, BJ has already been our PM.

Yes, it is often the short-term memory that suffers first!

It might, therefore, help to remind the Tory membership thus affected that BJ:

  • was elected as PM in 2019,
  • he then created scandal after scandal,
  • he was even found guilty of breaking the law,
  • he is still under investigation for misleading the Parliament,
  • eventually, in 2022, he was removed from office after mishandling a sexual abuse scandal.

I hope this helps to refresh your memory, Tory members suffering from cognitive decline. Considering this blog is about so-called alternative medicine (SCAM), I should perhaps also offer you some treatments for the often progressive deterioration of mental capacity. Here is a recent paper that might point you in the right direction:

Senile ages of human life is mostly associated with developmental of several neurological complicated conditions including decreased cognition and reasoning, increased memory loss and impaired language performance. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most prevalent neural disorder associated with dementia, consisting of about 70% of dementia reported cases. Failure of currently approved chemical anti-AD therapeutic agents has once again brought up the idea of administering naturally occurring compounds as effective alternative and/or complementary regimens in AD treatment. Polyphenol structured neuroprotecting agents are group of biologically active compounds abundantly found in plants with significant protecting effects against neural injuries and degeneration. As a subclass of this family, Flavonoids are potent anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and signalling pathways modulatory agents. Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT and mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways are both affected by Flavonoids. Regulation of pro-survival transcription factors and induction of specific genes expression in hippocampus are other important anti AD therapeutic activities of Flavonoids. These agents are also capable of inhibiting specific enzymes involved in phosphorylation of tau proteins including β-secretases, cyclin dependent kinase 5 and glycogen synthase. Other significant anti AD effects of Flavonoids include neural rehabilitation and lost cognitive performance recovery. In this review, first we briefly describe the pathophysiology and important pathways involved in pathology of AD and then describe the most important mechanisms through which Flavonoids demonstrate their significant neuroprotective effects in AD therapy.

Sorry, I forgot that this might be a bit too complex for semi-senile Tories. Put simply, this means consuming plenty of:

  • berries,
  • apples,
  • garlic,
  • onion,
  • green tea,
  • beans (beware flatulence in Parliament!)

In addition, I might advise you to stay off the Port, get enough rest, avoid stress of any type, and do plenty of aerobic exercise. And please:

  • not too much excitement,
  • stimulate your brain (this means avoid reading right-wing papers),
  • no major scandals,
  • no further deterioration of moral standards,
  • no more lies,
  • no more broken promises!

In other words, no vote for BJ!!!




6 Responses to Memory loss: a serious problem for senior Tories. Can so-called alternative medicine help?

  • Well said. I think something stronger might be required to dissolve the dilusional thinking. We have had enough of 5th rate clowns in charge of a 4th rate Government totally bereft of talent, wisom, compassion and anything else thats useful. The fact that people still support BJ – buffoon johnson – shows how little people think critically in the UK. Its not like he even tries to hide the lies. Amazingly we have just had a PM that made BJ look very very very slightly better altough not a politically significant amount. If he gets in again the Nation needs to march up to Parliament and evict the sorry bunch out of the building with a edict that they cannot return for at least 10 years.

    My apologies rant now over. Until tomorrow.

    signed ‘pissed off’ and exasperated British person.

  • Satire yes, but why is it ‘the geriatric group of Tory members’ who will decide on the leader? Why not all of them (54% of the party members were over 60 in 2017:
    I’m aware of your political persuasions and it’s your blog but I’d much prefer to hear your comments on SCAM

    • and that’s what I do 99.9% of the time.

      • Aside from the politics. I think those of the Tory Party are in the correct arena, leading down the macro lens of nutrition, but took the wrong path with focusing on flavonoids. AD has recently been relabeled at diabetes type three.
        That puts the correct emphasis on sugar and insulin, as with many current chronic diseases.
        No CAM or SCAM in that, just the facts.

        • ‘RG’ wrote “AD has recently been relabeled at diabetes type three.”

          Type 3 diabetes is not a recognised medical condition. It is sometimes referred to when someone who has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes goes on to develop Alzheimer’s. We’re currently funding a research project that looks into the link between Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes. This should provide more insight into why people with type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s.

          Type 3c can happen when the pancreas stops producing enough insulin for the body. And we all need insulin to live. It allows the glucose (or sugar) in our blood to enter our cells and fuel our bodies. If you have type 3c diabetes your pancreas will also stop producing the enzyme that you need to digest food.

          You can only get type 3c diabetes because of an illness or condition that affects the pancreas.

          — The British Diabetic Association operating as Diabetes UK

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