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Is there a link between hiccups and alzheimer's disease?

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  • Posted By: SusanLynne367
  • November 18, 2008
  • 06:11 PM

My father has been diagnosed with alzheimer's disease. The strange thing: Over time, he has developed chronic hiccups; the number, duration, and intensity of which have increased as the disease has "progressed."

Is anyone aware of a neurological link between hiccups and alzheimer's disease? Does anyone else know of someone with AD who is experiencing the same manifestation of the disease? I told my father's neurologist of my concern in this regard, but she quickly brushed it aside as unrelated...this, without ordering any further tests. I know my dad, and there is DEFINITELY A LINK.

And, why are SO MANY people being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease? It's a national epidemic, worse than cancer, heart disease, and AIDS, in my opinion. And it will no doubt prove to be more costly in the long run, than all these diseases combined. Why isn't more being done about it? Where's the research?

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