Opinion – 10,000 support doctors, 12 million helpers to be trained to assist dementia sufferers – Japan Times – John Gelmini


Dr Alf is right to worry abouut the UK following this story in the Japan Times.

What is even more frightening about this initiative by the Japanese Government in relation to the situation in the UK is that Dementia is already at epidemic proportions and due to lack of public education is set to get much worse.

Public policy regarding food, exercise, zoning, drinking , smoking  ,vaping, air quality, car exhaust emissions, plastics, chemicals in the air, fertilisers, the water supply is outmoded and inappropriate.

The NHS, family doctors, nutritionists and celebrity chefs could all play their part but we see no variable taxes on food, no limits on sugar and no ban on aspartame a substance developed for the Pentagon for biological warfare.

We see people cooking with aluminium saucepans which causes dementia, people using aluminium foil, deodorant containing aluminium chlorohydrate, baking soda and using fluoride toothpaste which over time will lower IQ by 20%.

6 million people take recreational drugs, one of the worst of which is Skunk which is 7 times stronger than cannabis of the type smoked by Hippies in the 1960s. Those Hippies many of whom still smoke pot and have progressed onto other more mind numbing drugs are in their mid 60s and 70s today and are the emerging class of new Dementia patients.

UK alchohol consumption is double the world average and the effects are worsened by the number of people drinking on an empty stomach and suffering from vitamin D deficiency.

The UK population through lifestyles and bad diet is literally killing itself through lack of knowledge and bad habits and is setting itself up for Dementia, Depression, Diabetes and other afflictions on the way.

Dr Alf would call for an evidence led approach to these problems but the NHS is slow to assimilate evidence, even slower to act on it and fails to understand how far behind current thinking it is in terms of evidence, treatments and disease causation.

John Gelmini

U.S. Policy in Afghanistan: Changing Strategies, Preserving Gains – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

NATO Training Mission Afghanistan

NATO Training Mission Afghanistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As the world focuses on President Trump’s NATO meeting, global think-tank Carnegie takes a hard look at US policy in Afghanistan. It concludes that to protect the integrity of the Afghan state, U.S. policy should aim to end the conflict in ways that mitigate the threats of terrorism, instability, and regional conflict.

Source: U.S. Policy in Afghanistan: Changing Strategies, Preserving Gains – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

US policy in Afghanistan was radically changed following the 911 terrorist attacks on the US mainland. But President Obama was committed to US troop reductions, rather than securing strategic goals. On his first overseas visit, President Trump will be watched carefully for changes in US defense and foreign policy. The tragic terrorist attack in Manchester, UK, reminds us that we still need the US as a global superpower and peace-keeper. In particular, it would be risky if the Far-Right elements supporting President Trump prevail and the US becomes more isolationist. There are signs that the Trump Administration will continue with its global reach. As the Carnegie article highlights, further retreat from Afghanistan could risk a new terrorist threat.