Betreff: killer in L.A. County...11 16 06....
Datum: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 15:36:07 EST

Dear Olle:  The information re Alzheimers is starting to come in so fast, it is difficult to keep up!!!     You are doing all you can without the funding you need to help slow down the "silver tsnuami.....[quote by Peter Braun/Alzheimers' Association ] ....."  
In addition to the frightening estimates in this Los Angeles Times article (11-16-06), an  important point has not been emphasized.  The report does, however, state a journalist has been diagnosed at age 47 although symptoms appeared two years prior. 
The article mentions at age 65 a person has a one in 10 chance of contracting the disease.  However, when reviewing the posts on the Alzheimers' Forum  ( ).  It is apparent  that countless persons even as young as "30 something" are being diagnosed with EOAD (Early Onset Alzheimers Disease).   In other words, the alarming facts do not really address the increasing numbers of young persons with memory problems and/or a diagnosis of EOAD!!!
Below is another one of the "alert items" on the Alzheimers' Association website:

Association, experts call for increased commitment
 A panel of the nation’s leading health experts convened in Washington, D.C., to call on government, academia, industry and patient advocates to take urgent, coordinated action to stem the tide of the impending Alzheimer’s disease epidemic.
- Alzheimer's Association news    (Nov. 2006) 
article at: 

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You know that, in addition to my work as an EMF/EMR researcher and advocate/activist, I am also the grandmother of two boys who were diagnosed with rare immune deficiencies.  They made dramatic improvement after their beds were moved away from walls opposite electric meters.
Guinea pigs (simulating same exposure conditions) developed severe blood changes -- basically "collapse of immune function," the findings are "markers for irradiation."
I have reported many times in my writings that one of my guinea pigs also developed "Reactive Renal Amyloidosis," -- a TSE-like problem (mad cow family of diseases) while her cage was in our basement in milligauss levels between 3.5 mg and 4.5 mg.
Since the pharmaceutical companies are frantically trying to develop DRUGS that will stop the formation of amyloid, I am sure you and others strongly relate to the urgency of trying to prevent such protein misfolding from occurring in the first place.
You and others know too that my husband, Bud's neuropsych test "improved" after his electric clock radio was moved off of his nightstand.   It is highly likely that the combination of taking cholesterol-lowering medication -- a statin (Lipitor), became "a deadly combination"  (see retired Astronaut/M.D./Researcher Duane Graveline's site re dangers of statins --  )........    Both the statins and chronic, prolonged EMF/EMR exposures are known to lower the vital protein "Coenzyme Q-10." 
I have directed my email to you in the hope that those involved in making decisions in this world as to whether or not to take these issues seriously in order to prevent the collapse of all healthcare systems (including Medicare here in the U.S.), will recognize we can no longer afford to support science that is tainted by government and industry influence.  
I know you have been seeking such funding for quite some time as well as funding re comparisons between "known white blood cell changes" and ionizing radiation versus nonionizing radiation.   That quest continues but is becoming more urgent almost by the minute!!!
If announcements are not immediately reinstituted -- I often write that the American Cancer Society knew back in at least the early 1990's that electrical items should not be close to one's bed -- we are going to begin to have more diagnoses of children and teens as EOAD!!   Right now, there is an almost catastrophic rise in the numbers of children with learning problems, emotional problems and those said to have ADD or ADHD.  We here constantly about suicides and deaths resulting from drugs that are turning many children and teens into "zombies." 
There is plenty of evidence to support the link to all sorts of health problems and to other exposures such as cell phones, cordless phones, wireless, telecommunications' antennae and also high voltage powerlines.  
The nature of the urgency of doing studies re "close exposures" immediately can not even be put into words!!!   As you know and have agreed to do -- when you receive funding -- it is only by first evaluating the biological changes that confirm "known health changes/diseases" that any "real progress" will ever be made in regard to prudent avoidance recommendations for the more distant exposures I have mentioned. 
As a "patient advocate" (mentioned in the segment re Washington above), I have written to the Alzheimers' Forum Media and have never even received an acknowledgement.  I have offered to testify before Congress and also to speak on behalf of citizens everywhere -- all to "no avail!!!"
If persons such as you and myself  -- those who have "lived and breathed and studied and researched" the pain and suffering of chronic, prolonged EMF/EMR exposures -- particularly at night when one's body is trying to restore circadian rhythm (reduction of vital melatonin), are not allowed to participate and speak on behalf of those diagnosed with Alzheimers (and rare immune deficiencies), who will be able to help to begin to "stem the tide???!!!" 
Take care and pray that those with the power to decide where the funding should go are listening!!!    Joanne
Joanne C. Mueller
Guinea Pigs R Us
731 - 123rd Avenue N.W.
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55448-2127 USA
Phone:   763-755-6114
Email:  (11-16-06)

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is:  What are you doing for others?..."    Dr. Martin Luther King,  Jr.    

Betreff: killer in L.A. County...11 16 06....
Datum: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 14:31:57 EST

LOS ANGELES TIMES  -  11-16-2006 

Alzheimer's now a top killer in L.A. County

It's the eighth-leading cause of death, part of a national trend as baby boomers age.
By Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
November 16, 2006   - 
Read the entire article at:

Alzheimer's disease for the first time has emerged as one of the leading causes of death in Los Angeles County, mirroring a fast-growing and increasingly costly nationwide trend tied to the aging baby boomer generation, health officials said Wednesday.

The death rate from Alzheimer's jumped 220% — or from 5 to 16 deaths out of every 100,000 people — from 1994 to 2003, according to a new county Department of Public Health mortality report. Alzheimer's is now the eighth-leading cause of death — the first time it has broken the top 10.

The increase is attributed in part to changes in reporting and better diagnosis of the disease. But health experts say it is clear that an expanding senior population — one in which people are living longer than ever before — is closely linked to the growing number of people afflicted with the brain disorder.

"As our population ages, the chance of having Alzheimer's goes up," said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, the county's director of public health. At age 65, a person has a one in 10 chance of contracting the disease; by 85, those chances increase to one in two, experts say.

The financial toll to the nation's healthcare system could be staggering as the number of people over 65 is expected to double to 71 million by 2030, health advocates warn.

More money is needed for research and improved therapies, they say.

"We are in the midst of a tidal wave that is going to transform our society," said Peter Braun, executive director of the Los Angeles, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties Chapter of the Alzheimer's Assn.

"It's the silver tsunami that is coming upon us," Braun added.

Alzheimer's, first diagnosed 100 years ago this month, is a progressive and ultimately fatal brain disease for which there is no cure.

It is highlighted by a gradual decline of memory, thinking and reasoning skills.

In the late stages of Alzheimer's, abnormal clumps of proteins are found in the brain as cells continue to be destroyed. Patients on average live about eight to 10 years after they are diagnosed.

Darlene Jordan, 49, who cares for her husband, Charles, 56, said the first sign of trouble came six years ago when the Palmdale couple's young daughter noticed how her father misspelled "Easter." When a neurologist diagnosed Charles with Alzheimer's, the couple sought a second opinion.

That was five years ago. Charles now is experiencing the more severe symptoms of the disease, and must be prompted to chew each bite of food.

"Alzheimer's is not just a senior's disease," his wife said. "People need to not be in denial."

Indeed, it's important that a diagnosis be made as soon as possible so drugs that can delay some symptoms of the disease can be given, said Richard Bozanich, 49, a former journalist diagnosed with Alzheimer's in June but who has had symptoms for two years.

People shouldn't be afraid to talk about the disease, the Rancho Palos Verdes man said. His family had a history of early-onset Alzheimer's, but the family tended to avoid detailed discussions about those who had fallen ill. "It's important people see it can happen to anybody," Bozanich said.

It's also important to know how the disease can affect caregivers because 80% of care is provided by family members, said Debra Cherry, associate executive director of the local chapter of the Alzheimer's association in the Southland. Caregivers often suffer depression and chronic diseases caused by stress.

Without better treatment or a cure, the number of people with Alzheimer's in the United States could triple to about 12 million to 13 million people by 2040, costing $300 billion a year, said Dr. George Bartzokis, a neurologist and director of the UCLA Memory Disorders Clinic.

"By itself, Alzheimer's will bankrupt Medicare unless we do something about treatment and prevention," Bartzokis said.

"We in the brain field need to catch up to do the research … to stave off the disaster.",1,6037787.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california&ctrack=1&cset=true