Re: Healthcare (was Re: John in Alaska)

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Jan 23 2002 - 21:52:48 MST

Emlyn O'regan wrote:

> You'd want to detect it early and go off half cocked, so to speak. Severe
> alzheimers turns your brain to swiss cheese, afaik.
> Emlyn

Yes it does, however much or perhaps most of the information is
still in there somehow. Wife's grandfather had an occasional lucid
day even after the disease was advanced. He was occasionally
his old self again, oddly enough well correlated to his taking a
medication which was mostly nicotine. He was never a smoker.

That experience is one which makes me more of a cryonics
believer than I would be otherwise, and would go ahead with
cryonics even several hours after the patient expired. Perhaps
information in the brain stays for a while, by some means we
know not.


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