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    SayItAintSo SayItAintSo is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Meldrew View Post

    Mice and rats are terrible human analogues. they are used because they are cheap and no-one really gives a toss what you do to them.

    A huge number fail after the "it works in mice" stage.

    But here's to hoping that this horrible disease can be seen off.
    While they are cheap, they are not terrible human analogies.

    "Another reason rodents are used as models in medical testing is that their genetic, biological and behavior characteristics closely resemble those of humans, and many symptoms of human conditions can be replicated in mice and rats. "Rats and mice are mammals that share many processes with humans and are appropriate for use to answer many research questions," said Jenny Haliski, a representative for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare."

    http://m.livescience.com/32860-why-d...-use-mice.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuiseogach View Post
    If there is no POA arranged before the patient can be deemed compos mentis, does the next of kin automatically get the POA role or of not, who gets it? The state?
    I assume you refer to Power of Attorney.
    Issues of this nature arise in the care issues associated with Alzheimers patients.
    Suggest you consult a solicitor.
    How is your query related to the thread topic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    I assume you refer to Power of Attorney.
    Issues of this nature arise in the care issues associated with Alzheimers patients.
    Suggest you consult a solicitor.
    How is your query related to the thread topic?
    It's a general question. I'm not asking for legal advice.

    It has been asked by others on here too.

    Any reason for targeting me, hm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    I assume you refer to Power of Attorney.
    Issues of this nature arise in the care issues associated with Alzheimers patients.
    Suggest you consult a solicitor.
    How is your query related to the thread topic?
    Well, presumably in a case where the patient's health is challenged in some additional way and let's say this new wonder pill has some adverse side-effects which might risk compromising their health in this way. Sometimes the doctors might be unwilling to take the risk and might justify their reluctance with that seldom used phrase: "I don't know"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prester Jim View Post
    A simple pill has been developed that halts this horrible disease in its tracks.

    Alzheimer

    Isn't science wonderful? This pill stops brain cells dying because they stop producing new proteins, off the top of my head I can see this one having wider uses than just Alzheimers.
    Personally I don't have anyone with this disease but if I did I would move heaven and earth to get my hands on it.

    Just had to get the news across.

    A wonderful advancement! It mentions a potential application for Parkinson's patients too. My father is in the late stages of the disease - it's been hell for him and the family. I always trusted there would be advancements but had accepted it wouldn't be in time for him. The work these scientists do change lives - they're amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuiseogach View Post
    It's a general question. I'm not asking for legal advice.

    It has been asked by others on here too.

    Any reason for targeting me, hm?
    Its not a general question it is a technical legal question requiring specialist knowledge to answer correctly.
    Most people asking such questions go to a solicitor.


    Why do you feel I targetted you?
    Yours was the first post I saw asking this question.

    Maybe you are here seeking free legal advice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The OD View Post
    I'm a strong contender for this, my grandfather died from it and my grandmother, well, it's not her in there these days. She's gone, but she made it clear that she wanted to live our her life, such as it was. She knew full well what that entailed, never made any sense to me, she is hardly the most religious person?

    Anything, anything that might give some hope would be welcome. My father is in his 60's and although there are genuinely few things that terrify me, the idea of losing him like that fills me a sickening dread not to mention my own possible fate, I'm 38 so who knows how many years I might have? Truly terrifying....
    It scares the crap out of me. I remember heading the stories of how my grandfather died from it when I was younger. My aunt who is in her 60s has it and every time I see her I m just looking at an empty shell. The bright bubbly person I knew is gone. The really scary thing for me is that people seem to be getting it at a much younger age.

    I really hope this development leads to a viable treatment for humans. I read a few years back that they were having some success with a vaccine for it. Hopefully they'll have some form of treatment soon for such a horrible disease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuiseogach View Post
    If there is no POA arranged before the patient can be deemed compos mentis, does the next of kin automatically get the POA role or of not, who gets it? The state?
    My impression is that a next of kin can apply for it. The state doing so sounds logical in the absence of a next of kin but no doubt the legal bods can clarify this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prester Jim View Post
    A simple pill has been developed that halts this horrible disease in its tracks.

    Alzheimer

    Isn't science wonderful? This pill stops brain cells dying because they stop producing new proteins, off the top of my head I can see this one having wider uses than just Alzheimers.
    Personally I don't have anyone with this disease but if I did I would move heaven and earth to get my hands on it.

    Just had to get the news across.
    One of the researchers said on Drivetime today that they are at least ten years away from a medicine that would be available for humans. They've made the breakthrough on mice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    I assume you refer to Power of Attorney.
    Issues of this nature arise in the care issues associated with Alzheimers patients.
    Suggest you consult a solicitor.
    How is your query related to the thread topic?
    SIL brought it up earlier and we were chatting about it. Fairly obvious how it relates to issues around the overall topic.
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