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Vash01
04-19-2012, 08:20 PM
Pat Summitt, legendary coach in womens college basketball, announced yesterday that she is retiring because she has been diagnosed with the beginning of Alzheimers. Sad for her and the lady Volunteers. She won the NCAA womens basketball title 8 times.

Here is her news conference. She is going to receive the Medal of Freedom from the president. Very well deserved.

http://www.cnn.com/

ETA: I just noticed that her name is spelled with two t's at the end, not one.

aka_gerbil
04-19-2012, 09:23 PM
Very sad.

I had several (older) family members who attended UTM at the same time she did and knew her socially back then, so we have a soft spot for her and just hate what has happened.

Rottie
04-19-2012, 09:56 PM
A cure or a way to prevent Alzheimer's cannot come soon enough. It can strike the most active and vital of people. Glad Pat was able to keep working as long as she did.

OnyxRose81
04-19-2012, 11:08 PM
She's such a great lady. Well deserved recognition. I hate Alzheimer's. :(

Rob
04-24-2012, 04:25 PM
I have a friend who does Alzheimer's research at Stanford. She works with researchers all over the country. She told me if it is in your family, take 1 ibuprofen a day and exercise NOW! She says that Alzheimer's patients have unexplained swelling in the brain, and the ibuprofen lessens swelling. It isn't a cure for those who have Alzheimer's, but they think it helps reduce chances of getting it or might delay it if you've taken ibuprofen for at least 5 years:

http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/news/20080505/ibuprofen-may-cut-alzheimers-risk

They don't recommend that you take a ton of ibuprofen because it can cause other problems like ulcer/kidney failure. Just 1 a day if you know you have a family history of Alzheimers and you don't have a reaction to it and consult your Dr of course.