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Someone is suggesting Donald Trump has dementia

by Staff writer



Recently, on a popular question-and-answer site, someone gave reasons he is seriously feeling US President Donald Trump is suffering from dementia.

Laslo Kovacs, an automobile analyst, wrote:

"It certainly seems Trump has dementia. I don’t mean that as an insult, as in “you’re demented”. I mean it medically.

He has a number of the symptoms, at least from my own experience with friends who suffer from early onset of dementia. He uses “pause words” as if he’s buying time…his “very very very” and “bad, bad, bad” speech routines. He also uses a lot of “neutral words”, such as “thing”, as if he can’t remember the actual noun.

His train of thought is often incoherent. Listen to the recent AP interview. Aside from his obvious ignorance of world affairs and of history—put that aside as another problem with Trump—just listen to how fragmented his thoughts are, as if he thought he completed a sentence when he didn’t.

If you are skeptical that he has dementia, let me challenge you to a test. Go to YouTube and pick out some interview with Trump speaking, perhaps 20 years ago say on a talk show. Compare how he is articulating and thinking there with what you hear now.

Shocking, isn’t it?"

Dementia is a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning.

Common signs of the condition include:
 
  1. Subtle short-term memory changes
  2. Difficulty finding the right words
  3. Changes in mood
  4. Confusion and
  5. Being repetitive

Recently, too, British comedian Andy Hamilton on BBC's Have I Got News for You made jokes about UK Prime Minister Theresa May suffering from Dementia.

"I knew I was coming on the show so at the weekend I thought I would watch the Sunday politics shows and I stopped counting in the end because she began so many sentences with that construction: 'I'm very clear…" Andy said.

"It struck me that normally if someone repeated themselves that incessantly, you'd get them checked out for Alzheimer's.

"I'm not saying that the Prime Minister has dementia, but what I'm saying if she doesn't want people to start wondering about that, she should stop repeating herself.

"She's forgetting a lot of stuff - she's forgotten her position on Brexit pretty quickly. I'm not saying she's got dementia but if next week she's giving a press conference in her pyjamas, you heard it here first."

His jokes brought raucous laughter to his fellow panelists and the BBC's studio audience, but many people were outraged.

Many of them took to Twitter to voice out their anger over the comments.

Sarah Bryans wrote: "Love Andy Hamilton but making jokes about #Dementia just isn't acceptable or funny."

Shelia Marsh said: "Andy Hamilton demeans himself by those comments about dementia. Shame as he's otherwise great."

Meanwhile, Nigeria's President Buhari still battles an undisclosed ailment.

A pro-democracy and good governance group, Concerned Nigerians, has threatened to shut down the country in peaceful protest if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to conduct a media chat in two weeks to let Nigerians know the true state of his health.

1 comment:

  1. It is very much possible, half of American in their old age suffer from dementia. Reason is best known to their government that knows what and what they add to their food water and air.

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