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AuntyLynn
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"Winningest" women's coach, Pat Summit, hears diagnosis.

http://gma.yahoo.com/video/gma-pat-summit-off-court-080000024.html

She has received the same "sentence" that my Mom's LYME ILLITERATE Neurologists branded her with -

"Alzheimers-like Dementia."

Anyone have a clue as to locate the mailing address for the coach's former employer? (A Tennessee college) Someone ought to gently suggest that she should be tested for Lyme.

Also note: the two beautiful dogs that she "walks every day" ... by a lake?

Anyone know any good Lyme contacts/LLMDs in Tennessee?

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What a fabulous woman! I've wondered many times about this. The thing is that energy seemed no trouble at all for her. Nor sensory dysfunction (sounds, light flashes, et). Those things are usually huge obstacles for someone with lyme.

Or maybe, just because lack of energy and near total inability to tolerate most sounds (even before the noise level), bright lights or flashes --- I may be assuming everyone with lyme has that trouble. Many do, though, so I just wonder then if ALL would?

I would never even be able to walk into a basketball arena of any size. If a game buzzer went off, I'd be through the floor.

Lyme could still be possible, of course, even if she has energy and sensory tolerance.

I think there can be various kinds of chronic STEALTH infections that can be at the root of dementia. And I do wonder if she's had the proper evaluation. If she's trusting the apparent best and brightest of medical academia, she is not really getting the best, though (as we all found out the hard way).
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AuntyLynn,

If you want to contact her (or more likely, her staff), you might go through whatever basketball LEAGUE or university staff office she's with.

I have seen many media interviews but forget which university or even what the league's name would be. You may be better able to reach her assistant then her, herself.

I think "60 Minutes" has done a couple interviews with her. Last night, or the night before (I forget!) there was also an interview on one of the top 3 news evening programs.

You might want to trace those down and view first.

She is certainly someone of strong character but I don't think even she has the best doctors to just let this bide its time.
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Heavy metals, parasites, and even aspartame can cause dementia (or compound it from other causes). Also details about which most doctors are clueless. It would seem best for her to be assessed by a top LLMD.
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quote:
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Heavy metals, parasites, and even aspartame can cause dementia ... It would seem best for her to be assessed by a top LLMD.
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Yes! Cooking in Aluminum pots (circa 50s-70s popularity), and drinking artificially sweetened beverages have both been shown to be a "statistically significant" factor in Alzheimers disease.

However, when these studies were done, folks were not wise to the fact that no one can definitively diagnose Alzheimers without an AUTOPSY! (Otherwise, it's all an educated GUESSS!) ... So they now substitute the more factual (and less alarming) term, "dementia."

Either way, my mother's positive spinal tap with all those Bb proteins swimming in it SHOULD HAVE REFUTED any other idiot Neurologist's assessment that she is destined to face a vegetative state ... they simply ENSURE that, by their Ignorance, and the resulting LACK OF TREATMENT!

OK - so I'll get off my personal soapbox now.

I'm thinking the college where Coach worked was named in this video, so I need to back-engineer it, and see what I can get for internet contacts through the school.

Thanks for your interest Keebs -
I didn't realize that 60 minutes had also done an interview with her.

Well God Bless Title IX!

(Now, why the heck can't we pass the ERA??)

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The reason the ERA did not pass was because of Phyllis Schlafly. See the latest PBS special on the women's movement. Amazing that so many women could be convinced that the amendment was against their best interests. Just wait until those happy homemakers get divorced or have their husbands die. Then try to get a job. Of course, thanks to the other women, it will be easier for them now. Not that they will ever admit it.
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Poppy, indeed, last week's PBS special on the women's movement was excellent. I learned so much. So many "Oy, Vey!" moments.

I often see a mirror between social oppression and even the layers of criminal hate crimes - and the IDSA, CDC and NIH regarding lyme and those with lyme.
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Yup saw it! (Or most of it)... brought back a LOT of memories, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug ... and was apalled to learn about Phyllis Schlafly! Never knew she was behind the failure to ratify the ERA legislation! How different life might be for so many of us now, if it had passed.

Excellent observations, Poppy!

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