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Offline VelikaTopic starter

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Discussion MLC and Cell Phone Use
« on: August 28, 2017, 09:56:48 AM »
Following an interesting thread on this forum re MLC and bvFTD (a type of dementia with a progressive and non-progressing type with similar behaviors to MLC in the early stages), I became curious about why dementia is on the rise.

I found an article that offered that this may be linked to cell phone use.

This struck me as interesting because my FH had job where he was constantly on the phone. Not only this, but he was not the only person he worked with who had this type of MLC.

Obviously, being on the cell phone a lot could also just indicate too much stress, another suspected contributor to MLC.

Was your spouse on the phone a lot? Initially I thought this could explain why the crossover between MLC and other right temporal lobe issues, but for example I am right handed but hold the phone to my left ear.

This is not meant to say cell phones cause MLC, or that every heavy phone user will get dementia. Just curious about others' experiences and observations.
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Re: MLC and Cell Phone Use
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 10:18:45 AM »
My H rarely talks on the cell, so I can't address that, but I have heard one report that said cell use may cause brain tumors.
Not sure it's true though.
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Re: MLC and Cell Phone Use
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 10:24:10 AM »
My H rarely uses a cell phone.  Pretty much just for work and even then only so his boss can get in touch with him since their landline doesn't work very good. 

Now let's look back even further at MLC and cell phone usage.  My dad had his MLC back in the early to mid 90's.  Ummmm!!  I venture to say cell phones weren't out then much less used on a regular basis.
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Re: MLC and Cell Phone Use
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 10:24:44 AM »
I don't think my spouse was on it any more than the rest of the world is (I don't use one, so to me it's all too much!). He became more dependent on it because of the affair partner living in another state, and it was a means of communication I had no access to, other than to pay for it. It was before he texted a lot, so I would say yes to him being ramped up toward cell use during the initial stages of MLC (I don't know now).

My dad had an MLC and has never owned a cell phone. The MLCer I dated earlier in the year is addicted to his phone (but texting, not talking - he has complete anxiety over phone talking). I think they're like teens with them, but to me it's more behavioral. I had an MLC/MLT and was more active on Facebook, but did not have a phone.
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