THE NUNS STUDY AND POSITIVE EUGENICS
EMBRACING THE REALITY
the reality' as when Natalie speaks on
a bookcase to communicate what the Alzheimer Dementia experience
of loosing ones short or long term memory actually
have to put your own sense of normality aside and get inside how the
person experiences the reality,
there own past in the present day-and
that is a big ask even for some health workers.
the bookcase allegory is an excellent communication tool for
explaining the long and short term memory problems, a meaningful one
is also needed to help create a needed consensus for the sun downer
effect that some researchers still deny even exists, yet they
recognise the bigger version of it called seasonal affective disorder
or SAD for short.
contradiction when the sun downer is so endemic in dementia? Its just
a short daily version of the long seasonal
one that happens as the days get shorter and the nights get
longer from the Autumn equinox when the hypothalamus is just as
sensitive to loss of daylight as night approaches and temperature
falls and that is when melatonin normally increases as cortisol &
temperature level falls below the rise of melatonin level, in that
respect our hormones have there own metabolic equinox as daylight
ends with dusk as temperature falls, because light and external
temperature both trigger the same hypothalamus to maintain core body
temperature above the hypothermia threshold.
put ones own
sense of normality aside and get inside how the AZ DM person
experiences the reality
there own past in the present day'
need something else to make the DM experience as
in a cell most
of the day with no freedom to be part of normal society, trapped in
a small isolation
with no way out and
no one to
talk to who
really understands who
as good as it gets to communicate what alzheimers actually
was the experience of the Irish
Irish people were
with terrorism and
away out of
the state and such was there desperation for
their status to
be heard that they went on hunger strikes
the infamous dirty protest as
is what you really
what you think of me, but
whatever you think I am a human being, I
the politically correct great stench
politicians still prefer to move away from.
the UN said, that terrible stench was encouraged by the prisoners
visiting Archbishop did
not let the historical roots go
to eat and smearing oneself
and your room with your own excrement -which
people with dementia, yet
comparison is just as valid for the
its failure are
the comments of the
visiting church leader who
with the least knowledge of Irish history knows how deeply this
attitude is in our country's past
.. when the, Archbishop of Armagh visited the prison in 1978 he condemned the conditions there: 'One would hardly allow an animal to remain in such conditions, let alone a human being. The nearest approach to it that I have seen was the spectacle of hundreds of homeless people living in the sewer pipes in the slums of Calcutta'. He also said, 'despite the conditions the morale of the prisoners was high':
Cardinal also noted, it seems they prefer to face death rather than
to submit to being classed as criminals. Anyone with the least
knowledge of Irish history knows how deeply this attitude is in our
country's past. (Full
article on WIKIPEDIA)
His words put a finger right on the long dead corpse of the problem, so given the rising stench of the homeless community, why I have to wonder, when he gave full credit to the ongoing political failures, why did he not also give the late 20th century nuns study the full credit it deserves, for its practical demonstration of the potential, of the family centered well being ethos, to normalize dementia symptoms?
I may just as well ask if all researchers want to realize the much coveted integration of all services, why not take more seriously the consensus Hippocrates offered thousands of years ago and give the natural circadian rhythm that all humankind are subject to, the respect it deserves, or as Hippocrates puts it: ' If anyone wants to study the science of medicine they should first look at what the seasons say '
After seeing the recent BBC 4 eugenics documentary I found the answer to my question was clearly given as a kings college spokesperson summed up the eugenic issue as being what I now understand to be the nature or nurture debate.
eugenics argues for the ultimate medical
cure of disability,
the positive eugenic argument differs in its
preference, for the educational normalization of disability, meaning an education
that understands that any negative inherent dysfunctional
in the domestic socialization environment and as such they can be
the positive eugenic method to function researchers could take a
lesson from the 20th
century vilification of all cholesterol being bad, until more
recently it was discovered that cholesterol can be bad or good for
you, depending on if you have enough good cholesterol.
That lesson has been overlooked by the enthusiasm about the recent discovery of brown fat (BAT) being the healthy one that burns up the calories stored in to much white fat (WAT) and the essential role of WAT being villified and left aside.
The Kings spokesperson spoke briefly about the difference between nature and nurture, negative eugenics takes the responsibility away from parents while positive eugenics reinforces parental responsibility to nurture our children with the same positive well being result as the nuns study has documented for us.
is not realistic to argue negative eugenics when in practice it
actively reinforces the educational underachievement of people with
numeracy difficulty, by refusing to fund the inclusion of the most
basic excel techniques in basic computing for work courses, where its
technology could have a big impact on the prevention of homelessness.
Minister Matthew Hancock has put on public record his gratitude for the essential role the spellchecker technology has had in optimizing his own career by the minimization of his dyslexia. If his enthusiasum had not been so focussed on higher education he would soon enough have noticed the funding provided for lower education has not been applied for the provision of basic excel techniques where it is most needed. Its not eugenic rocket science its common sense.