Robin Williams Dementia Hallucinations Triggered Suicide


1110-robin-willams-tmz-5By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ShaunyNews

Robin Williams’ suicide was triggered by a horrible disease called Lewy Body Dementia … sources connected with his family tell Media. Some Media has obtained documents showing Williams was struggling with the disease, which is marked by abnormal protein deposits in the brain that disrupt normal function. Lewy Body Dementia is a condition commonly associated with Parkinson’s … and people afflicted by both often get severe side effects from Parkinson’s meds. Hallucinations are common, where patients see phantom objects, people or animals. The patients often try to converse with the illusions. Robin’s wife had told authorities shortly after his death he had been complaining about the meds and the way they made him feel. Sources connected with the Williams family tell US Media … Lewy Body Dementia was the “key factor” they believe drove him to kill himself. We’re told Robin’s doctors agree that the disease was the critical factor leading to his suicide.

Robin Williams’ suicide was triggered by a horrible disease called Lewy Body Dementia … sources connected with his family tell Media. Local Media has obtained documents showing Williams was struggling with the disease, which is marked by abnormal protein deposits in the brain that disrupt normal function. Lewy Body Dementia is a common condition associated with Parkinson’s … and people afflicted by both often get severe side effects from Parkinson’s meds. Hallucinations are common, where patients see phantom objects, people or animals. The patients often try to converse with the illusions.

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This is what Robin was going through in his final days: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dementia_with_Lewy_bodies#Signs_and_symptoms

While the specific symptoms in a person with DLB will vary, core features of DLB are: fluctuating cognition with great variations in attention and alertness from day to day and hour to hour, recurrent visual hallucinations (observed in 75% of people with DLB), and motor features of Parkinson’s. Suggestive symptoms are rapid eye movement (REM)-sleep behavior disorder and abnormalities detected in PET or SPECT scans.[6]

Parkinson’s features could include shuffling gait, reduced arm-swing during walking, blank expression (reduced range of facial expression), stiffness of movements, ratchet-like cogwheeling movements; low speech volume, sialorrhea and difficulty swallowing. Tremors are less common in DLB than in Parkinson’s disease.[7] DLB patients also often experience problems with orthostatic hypotension, including repeated falls, syncope (fainting), and transient loss of consciousness.

One of the most critical and distinctive clinical features is hypersensitivity to neuroleptic and antiemetic medications that affect dopaminergic and cholinergic systems.[8] In the worst cases, a patient treated with these drugs could become catatonic, lose cognitive function and/or develop life-threatening muscle rigidity.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/robin-williams-suicide-triggered-by-dementia-hallucinations-report-20141111-11kq3l.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2829868/Robin-Williams-suicide-triggered-hallucinations-devastating-form-dementia.html

https://tv.yahoo.com/news/report-robin-williams-suicide-triggered-dementia-hallucinations-153500730.html

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Robin Williams’ Children and Billy Crystal In ‘Baseball Tribute’ – San Francisco Giants


Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams join the actor's best friend Billy Crystal to pay tribute before a San Francisco Giants game.

Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams join the actor’s best friend Billy Crystal to pay tribute before a San Francisco Giants game.

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Knowing how Sport can bring us together, this really touched my heart, I have been involved in Football in Scotland since I was 8 years old, I am 41 now. I played, coached then managed, now I am just a fan and I understand the connection. The ‘San Francisco Giants Family’ certainly showed Sport is more than just a game, it is a religion in a way to many, a church of Sport a friend from the USA told me, she was right. Sport brings people together. I thought this was just ‘WOW’ We all miss Robin, but his kids, his partner and all his friends must be hurting badly. I have never met the man and I feel sad. He and Scottish Comedian and Actor Billy Connolly were best friends. The last person Robin spoke to was Billy, who also has Parkinson’s disease, Robin and Billy would talk to each other and make fun of it. They would say on the phone “Who are you” 😀 And this was the measure of the man, Robin Williams, ‘Rest In Peace’

Sport, more than a game: https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/glasgow-celtic-fc-more-than-just-a-football-club-we-are-a-people-for-my-friends-around-the-world/

Amazing tribite this: http://m.giants.mlb.com/news/article/89283580/giants-pay-tribute-to-robin-williams

Robin Williams’ son Zak has paid tribute to his father by throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the start of a World Series baseball game in San Francisco. The late actor’s smiling face, in a variety of his best-loved characters, adorned the big screen at AT&T Park before the San Francisco Giants took on the Kansas City Royals. Zak, the oldest son of the Academy Award winner and comedian, launched the ball at Billy Crystal in front of the thousands in the crowd. He was joined by his siblings Zelda and Cody who all wore jerseys with Williams on the back.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS TRIBUTE WAS SOMETHING!

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS TRIBUTE WAS SOMETHING!

Zak raised both arms into the air before embracing Crystal when he caught the ball. Williams and Crystal were great friends and the pair starred together in the 1997 film Father’s Day. “We are honoured to be here in tribute to our father, someone who loved his hometown and especially the Giants,” Zak, Zelda and Cody said in a statement. “For all of us, it is a tremendous delight and a little surreal to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of a World Series game for our team to our dad’s best friend.” Williams committed suicide at his San Francisco home on 12 August. He had been suffering from depression after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Giants remember longtime fan Robin Williams

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Robin Williams Had Parkinson’s Disease


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Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease before his death, his widow has said. Susan Schneider said the actor “was not yet ready to share publicly” his struggles with the degenerative disease as he also fought depression. She also said the 63-year-old Oscar-winner, who openly dealt with alcoholism and drug addiction during his career, was sober when he died.

“Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly,” Ms Schneider said. She added that Williams’ family hoped others would use his tragic death to seek help “to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid”.

Williams was found hanged in the bedroom of his northern California home on Monday. He was last seen alive by his wife at about 10.30pm the previous evening before she went to bed. Ms Schneider did not provide details on when Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, an incurable nervous system disorder that affects movement. The disease progresses gradually, often beginning with a slight tremor in one hand. Williams had long been a supporter of the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research , founded by the fellow film and television star who has famously confronted the disorder. The foundation has raised more than $450m (£270m) since it was established in 2000.

Robin Williams Tributes Outside Mork And Mindy House
Fans left tributes at locations associated with Williams’ iconic characters

Fox was among the countless stars who paid tribute to Williams after his death, writing on Twitter: “Famously kind, ferociously funny, a genius and a gentle soul. What a loss.” It is not immediately clear if anyone outside Williams’ immediate family knew he had the disease. The star of hit movies including Good Will Hunting, Good Morning, Vietnam and Mrs Doubtfire had recently grappled with severe depression, according to friends and family. He checked himself back into rehab last month to “fine-tune” his sobriety, his publicist said.

Williams’ death sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, and fans, including Hollywood’s elite and politicians, paid tribute to the popular comedian. His widow said: “Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched. “His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles.”

Some guy predicted the death of Robin Williams


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http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/are-people-bracing-themselves-for-the-fact-that-robin-williams-will-die-soon.454158743/ is the site, he/she said it on Friday. This has went VIRAL all over the internet. Apparently he said the same days before Whitney Houston died. I don’t believe in being Psychic but reading that thread gave me the chills. How can this be? 

Patients’ families remember Robin Williams as ‘comedic Mother Theresa’


Robin Williams visits a sick child in a scene from the 1998 film 'Patch Adams'

Robin Williams visits a sick child in a scene from the 1998 film ‘Patch Adams’

As a medical student who used humor to help his patients, Robin Williams’ role in “Patch Adams” was touching and memorable. But his laughter-as-medicine approach wasn’t just limited to the silver screen. The kindness he brought to real-life patients, said their family members, was truly unforgettable. “He’s really the comedic Mother Theresa,” Garry Kravit said He would know. In 2001, Kravit’s nephew, David Buist, received a terrible diagnosis: hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma. This aggressive form of cancer is so rare that, according to the National Institutes of Health, “standard treatment has yet to be established.”

Kravit’s nephew met the devastating diagnosis with determination. “David said that he didn’t want to just disappear” Kravit said in a CNN iReport submission, “and decided that he would help build a new Ronald McDonald house in New York before anything happened to him.” Kravit, who met Williams at an event, reached out asking for autographed items to help with the fund-raising effort. Williams did that– and much more.

Calls that made a difference

As Buist’s condition deteriorated, Williams would call him, Kravit recalled. “When David was suffering at his worst, Robin would call him to perk him up. David treasured Robin’s calls and it helped to push him forward,” he said. After Buist left New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Williams invited the pair to a taping of a standup comedy special in 2004. “He hugged him and spent 20 minutes with him. He didn’t care about anything but David,” Kravit said. Buist beat his cancer and is now married with children. “Robin Williams touched people’s lives in ways so significant and wonderful that it very well could be that he wasn’t even aware of how much good he did,” Kravit said.

A day to remember

Mark Cole has a similar story. He wrote to CNN iReport about the time Williams visited his daughter, who doctors said was terminally-ill. “He made her feel very special all day; it was just one-on-one” Cole said. “He really wanted to spend time with Jessica.” That visit, also in 2004, came when his daughter Jessica had only weeks left to live. Through The Make-a-Wish Foundation, she requested a visit with Williams. The 13-year-old loved the film “Mrs. Doubtfire.” But Jessica, stricken with a brain tumor, couldn’t make the trip to see the actor; her health was too fragile. So, the actor chartered a private plane to come to her Greensboro, North Carolina, home. “It must have cost $30,000, $40,000,” Cole said. Given her medical state, the girl initially had trouble understanding who she was seeing, Cole recalled. But once Williams started with the “Mrs. Doubtfire” impressions, Jessica lit up. Cole said the actor spent the whole day cracking jokes, watching a Carolina Panthers game and playing cards with Jessica. “I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “I felt very privileged that he came to spend the day with her like that. It was the most moving thing I’ve ever seen in my life.” Jessica passed away about two weeks later.

A stunning blow

Cole said when he heard about Robin Williams death, “I cried for half an hour.” “You don’t meet very many good people like that.” The actor’s death Monday at age 63 was a stunning blow not just to his fans but for patients he brought smiles to. He was a long-time supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, appearing in multiple campaigns for the facility. “Mr. Williams generously gave his time to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude and for our patients battling childhood cancer,” the hospital said in a statement. “His humor brought bright smiles and laughter to our patients and families and his generosity deeply touched the hearts of all who knew him.”