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Message  Teilhard le Mar 1 Mar - 19:15

TO AVOID ALZEIMER DISEASE SINCE I'm retired I play piano and try to learn foreign langages . for instance it is very well known that "bridge'(card game) are twice less reached by this affection!
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Re: Alzheimer's Disease

Message  gerardM le Mar 1 Mar - 21:38

Hi Jean-Luc,

If you permit me, below are a few corrections of your English text in order you can improve:
To avoid Alzheimer's disease since I'm retired I play the piano and try to learn foreign languages. For instance it is very well known that "bridge"(card game) players are twice less reached by this affection!

You are quite right of course. Do you play often?

I assume you also read a lot and have other intellectual activities.
As far as I know, for good protection, intellectual activities have to be as varied as possible though bridge already is good exercise (I didn't know about this figure of twice less, thanks!).

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I need a confirmation by a native but my dictionary tells me the English "affection" only means tenderness and not the French meaning in medecine.
According to my dictionary:
French affection (medecine) / English complaint; "les affections cardiaques"=heart conditions


Dernière édition par gerardM le Mar 1 Mar - 23:08, édité 1 fois

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Re: Alzheimer's Disease

Message  nicolasM le Mar 1 Mar - 22:52

This is a disease that happens to be hidden by famous people and politicians. I currently suspect the ex french president. As many, I think he might have been infected by the Alzheimer's disease. This appears to be kind of a shame, but it shouldn't be.
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Re: Alzheimer's Disease

Message  gerardM le Mar 1 Mar - 23:32

Hi Nicolas, hi everyone,

You're right: Alzheimer's disease looks kind of a shame in France.

I don't know if it is the same in the US.
As far as I know, famous people have to publicly announce AIDS when it's detected (AIDS is contagious).

I found several/many Web pages speaking about famous American people who have/had Alzheimer's disease:

-> (2006) http://alzheimers.about.com/od/familyandfriends/a/alz_celebs.htm
-> http://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/Alzheimers_AffectedCelebrities.htm
-> (1999) http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/alzheimers_disease_retired/7088
-> (2009) http://www.caring.com/blogs/caring-currents/celebrities-dealing-with-alzheimers
-> http://www.mindcafe.org/50-celebrities-who-have-had-alzheimers-disease
-> etc.

Most of these Web sites provide tips, training, detections such as http://www.lumosity.com/

It doesn't look the behavior in the States is the same as in France...
The only French site that speaks about celebrities with Alzheimer's disease is -> http://www.guide-alzheimer.fr/content/les-c-l-brit-s-ne-sont-pas-pargn-es-par-alzheimer


By the way, there're many recent articles about Prince Charles possibly having Alzheimer's disease
-> http://hotpz.com/2011/02/prince-charles-has-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-disease/
-> http://hubpages.com/hub/Prince-Charles-and-Alzheimers-Disease
and others dated Feb 2, 2011

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affection

Message  Teilhard le Mer 2 Mar - 18:38

In my dictionnary affection can be also of a medical use. See you later for I'm going to take a 'sunbath ' nearthe mediteranean sea!
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Re: Alzheimer's Disease

Message  gerardM le Mer 2 Mar - 19:05

Hi Jean-Luc,

Thanks a lot for your message !
As I wrote it, I need advice: I will investigate and tell you.

Enjoy your days by the sea. See you later. \

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My dictionary -a "Hachette-Oxford Dictionary"- doesn't say anything about En affection in medecine (French use).
I don't care about being right but looking further will help everyone in the "community" (I would say, the more difficult it is to find, the better we'll remember).
The Online Reverso doesn't display anything either about En affection in medecine.
(Collins)
n affection f
→ They treat each other with love and affection.
He has a special place in the affections of the public. Il est très aimé du public.
to feel affection for sb avoir de l'affection pour qn
→ She felt no affection for him.
→ She did not return the affection he felt for her.
to win sb's affection gagner l'affection de qn
→ She succeeded in winning his affection
(En->Fr CollabDic)
public display of affection n. démonstration publique d'affection
display of affection n. démonstration d'affection
become fond v. 1) prendre d'affection (vi), 2) pris d'affection (part II vi)
affectionless adj. privé d'affection
biliousness n. affection hépatique
contracting cancer n. affection d'un cancer

become fond vi. prendre d'affection
skin disorder n. affection cutanée
skin condition n. affection cutanée

term of endearment n. terme d'affection
! valvular defect n. anomalie valvulaire, affection valvulaire, lésion valvulaire
be at increased risk v. courir un risque accru de développer l’affection
(Fr->En CollabDic)
affection vasculaire nf. vascular disorder
affection de la peau nf. skin infection

prendre en affection vt. become fond
affections nfpl. affections
se prendre d'affection vr. become fond
mal-aimée nf. person starved of affection
mal-aimée adj. starved of affection
élan de tendresse nm. surge of affection
NB: CollabDict=Collaborative Dictionary= resulting from forum discussions

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Re: Alzheimer's Disease

Message  gerardM le Mer 2 Mar - 19:48

Jean-Luc,

You are quite right! :-)

On a 4th dictionary, specialized in medecine, I could find:

-> http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/affection
af·fec·tion (-fkshn)
n.
1. A tender feeling toward another; fondness.
2. A bodily condition; disease.
The American Heritage®️ Medical Dictionary
affection
[əfek′shən]
Etymology: L, affectus, influence
1 an emotional state expressed as by a warm or caring feeling toward another individual.
2 a disease process affecting all or a part of the human body.
Mosby's Medical Dictionary
How do I tell my friend his smoking is affecting my asthma?
Can stress really affect your health??
I doubt whether I am also affected by this?
(This content is provided by iMedix )

Thanks a lot! I will remember...

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"affection"

Message  krystynaD le Mer 2 Mar - 21:49

Hello everybody,
In Australian/British English, when speaking of a medical condition/disease/diagnosis, we say it is an "affliction", not an "affection"
eg he suffers from the affliction of Alzheimer's disease; or he is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.
For me, affection means tender or fond feelings.
I'm not sure about the Americans, but you know that they don't speak the Queen's English ! No
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Message  MurielB le Mer 2 Mar - 21:53

Thank you for that, krystyna,it is so easy to make mistakes Sad

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Re: Alzheimer's Disease

Message  gerardM le Mer 2 Mar - 22:05

G'Day Krystyna, everyone,

Thanks bucket for your post Smile

> For me, affection means tender or fond feelings.
As I wrote it, I met difficulties to find mais I finally did put the finger (the mouse) on "affection" used in medecine.

When you have some time, please would you like to check in medical online dictionaries and especially the ones I looked into?

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Re: Alzheimer's Disease

Message  krystynaD le Mer 2 Mar - 22:25

Czesc Gérard,
I see that affection is mentioned in several online medical dictionaries, but these dictionaries all appear to be American.
Thinking back to my nursing days in Australia, I cannot recall ever hearing "the patient suffers from the affection of Alzheimer's disease".
But, we would say that someone was "affected by drugs or alcohol" or "under the effect of drugs or alcohol".
Possibly, the distinction between affection and affliction is purely geographical, America vs Britain ?
And if someone had a bacterial or viral problem, we say he has an "infection".
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Re: Alzheimer's Disease

Message  krystynaD le Mer 2 Mar - 22:28

Oops, one little spelling error !
In English, it is medicine (with an I) not medecine (which is French without the é) !
Sorry ! Embarassed
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Re: Alzheimer's Disease

Message  gerardM le Mer 2 Mar - 22:35

Krystyna,

Thanks a lot for your investigations!

> medicine
OMG I've to get slammed for this mistake!! C\'est vrai!!

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Re: Alzheimer's Disease

Message  krystynaD le Mer 2 Mar - 22:38

Oh yes, spelling mistakes are a travesty, so we will take you out the back and beat you with a wet sock !!! Twisted Evil
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