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I I I {I ; II I Foreign Lobbying Medicol Geogropher Elderly Breothing l UK Political Science Professor Chung While most research related to Alzhei- A UK psychology professor, Dr. David l In Moon felt there was no clear, schol- mer’s Disease takes place in medical T. Berry, and a UK medical specialist, arly research, within an analytical laboratories, UK geography professor Dr. Barbara Phillips, are studying l framework, on the lobbying efforts of Gary Shannon is also looking into the sleep-disordered breathing in the elderly foreign countries in the U.S. capital. crippling disease of the elderly. Shan- in an effort to find out just how often it t Now, having completed his research on non, a medical geographer, says Alz- occurs and how harmful it may be. , South Korea’s lobbying, Dr. Moon is heimer’s victims often lose their sense of The UK researchers are studying sub- { at work on a study of the comparative time and place, which can cause confu- jects who are 60 years of age or older lobbying strategies of three foreign gov- sion and seemingly aimless wandering. and looking at three phenomena associ- l ernments: South Korea, Taiwan and Victims often are no longer able to find ated with sleep-disordered breathing—— japan. He’s found four distinct types of their way to a once-familiar store. Simi- cardiopulmonary disturbances, hyper- ' lobbying by a foreign country: 1) hiring larly, such people sometimes are unable somnolence (excessive sleepiness) and "power peddlers"—persons with power to adjust to new surroundings, ie. a intellectual variables (changes in mental t and influence—to represent the coun- nursing hOIT1€, and will lose grasp ofthe acuity). They want to find out if these l try; 2) hiring American technical and concept of "home." Where do geogra- conditions, in the cldgrlyl point to a legal experts because American foreign- phers come in? Shannon says there’s a pathological elisturbanee and result in policy issues are increasingly more tech- need to design or modify the home and exaeerbation of rnental and physical tle- ` nically and legally complex; 3) forming hospital €l'1VlI‘OI1I1'l€1‘li to 8.CCOHlITlOd21t€ terioration, Sleep-disordered breath- l political coalitions with domestic actors the I1€€ClS of victims and keep them in- ing, Dr. Berry says, occurs in perhaps l through functional networking of mutu- dependent as long as possible-such as one-thirel gf persons over 50 and is ele- ° al interests; 4) mobilizing grassroots designing hallways and rooms to have a {ined as the prgsencc of three events- l support among U.S. residents with distinct appearance and function to apnea or absolute pause in breathing l ideological or ethnic ties to the foreign minimize confusion. On a broader Wlnen lasts for at least lt) seeOnds’ deep X (;()u¤try_ scale, Ih€ 3.CU.12il lOC?:IflO1'1S of IlL1I`Sll'lg iri amplitude of breathing, arid drop in homes and other support facilities need arterial oxygen saturation_ l to be planned to adequately serve vic- l tims and their families without being too far away. I Shannon is working with Dr. Gra- ` ham Rowles of the Multidisciplinary t Center of Gerontology, also a geogra- pher, to determine future research in the "geography" of Alzheimer’s Disease. I * 1 i a t " · 1 I t it A I \ l Medicol geogropher Gory Shonnon I I A ui< I