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(USA Today)   Senior citizens who binge drink have increased risk of memory loss, coolness   (usatoday.com) divider line 47
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2012-07-18 11:20:10 PM  
Isn't that just the universal case for any age generation?
 
2012-07-19 12:32:06 AM  
Coolness? According to whose definition? Your own drunk @$$ or someone else's drunk @$$? ;-)
 
2012-07-19 12:35:55 AM  

diaphoresis: Coolness? According to whose definition? Your own drunk @$$ or someone else's drunk @$$? ;-)


You sound drunk.
 
2012-07-19 12:37:45 AM  

Rapmaster2000: diaphoresis: Coolness? According to whose definition? Your own drunk @$$ or someone else's drunk @$$? ;-)

You sound drunk.


dammit...
 
2012-07-19 12:37:51 AM  
Having seen my friend's dad and my own father (both about retirement age) pretty hammered, I don't know about that. In the case of my dad, he was kind of doing the 'I LOVE YOU MAN' only replace that with 'honey' (not in a creepy way though). In the case of my friend's dad, he was hosting her graduation party and had hired a guy to play piano for the evening.

At first we thought it was kind of silly but as everyone else got into the wine, suddenly the fact that he could play songs from Aladdin and Billy Joel's Piano Man became awesome, since we could sing along. Her dad was there for most of that. Basically the jury is out because we were all a couple of sheets to the wind at that point.
 
2012-07-19 12:38:16 AM  
You know, if I live long enough to get old, I'm going to drink like a motherf**ker, too. Because everything about being old sucks, and I'd rather be drunk and confused than sober enough to realize that most of my friends are dead, my body is decomposing with me still in it, and death is around the corner.
 
2012-07-19 12:38:24 AM  
Why is it all the drunks I know think they're cool, except they're really just assholes and too brain farked to care?
 
2012-07-19 12:39:03 AM  
Alcohol causes memory loss? Whodathunk?
 
2012-07-19 12:45:42 AM  
Define "binge drinking", is that like 2 drinks a setting a week or how I drink, 9 drinks every night, because you know, JESUS!
 
2012-07-19 12:46:46 AM  
They binge drink because they keep forgetting they just had one.

farking old people and their Alzheimers.
 
2012-07-19 12:50:04 AM  
You know you're a senior who drinks too much when you have a jar of pickled onions tied to your belt.
 
2012-07-19 12:51:43 AM  

natmar_76: Why is it all the drunks I know think they're cool, except they're really just assholes and too brain farked to care?


this is the definition of cool
 
2012-07-19 12:53:57 AM  
Binge drinking improves my...
 
2012-07-19 12:54:17 AM  
Clearly they need to move on to harder drugs.
 
2012-07-19 01:01:00 AM  
I thought that was the whole point...
 
2012-07-19 01:02:28 AM  

Rapmaster2000: diaphoresis: Coolness? According to whose definition? Your own drunk @$$ or someone else's drunk @$$? ;-)

You sound drunk.


And sweaty. :-/

/heavy drinking associated with memory loss?? why I never!
 
2012-07-19 01:03:00 AM  
Those most likely to binge-drink have incomes of more than $75,000 a year, according to the CDC.

Does that seem odd to anyone else?
 
2012-07-19 01:03:11 AM  
Unless you have vodak, GET OFF MY DAMN LAWN!
 
2012-07-19 01:07:39 AM  
They've done their duty for king and country. Let them drink.
 
2012-07-19 01:11:39 AM  

bukketmaster: You know, if I live long enough to get old, I'm going to drink like a motherf**ker, too. Because everything about being old sucks, and I'd rather be drunk and confused than sober enough to realize that most of my friends are dead, my body is decomposing with me still in it, and death is around the corner.


THIS.

The BBC article yesterday said that old folks drinking a lot can increase incidence of dementia as well as memory loss. Now, after the way my grandmother went I know that dementia can be extremely distressing for their loved ones, and in some cases for the patient themselves. At the same time I'm tempted to say "Bring it on", because I'd sure as fark rather be away with fairies rather than contemplating imminent death.

Of course the (minor) inherited heart defect from the other side of the family will probably end me first.
 
2012-07-19 01:50:16 AM  
As an older women who binge drinks I'm getting...what were we talking about?
 
2012-07-19 02:01:11 AM  
At 43 now... and as a 20 year binge drinker (I'm getting better at abstaining as I get older), I've seen the most impairment in my speech when Im not all that well. These are occasions when Im sober, but still recovering from bieng really buzzed 10 hours ago or so.

I can visualise the sentences in my head, but they require an extra push to place into words.

That push wasnt needed until recently (last two years give or take).

As it happens, my work-skills seem to be as good as ever and my memory is intact. It's just a matter of getting out of bed in the morning and not getting sick on the job site.

If I live to be what's considered an "old" alcoholic, I'd count myself as lucky.
 
2012-07-19 02:09:25 AM  
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2012-07-19 02:09:33 AM  

fusillade762: Those most likely to binge-drink have incomes of more than $75,000 a year, according to the CDC.

Does that seem odd to anyone else?


Yeah - I agree.
 
2012-07-19 02:12:07 AM  

fusillade762: Those most likely to binge-drink have incomes of more than $75,000 a year, according to the CDC.

Does that seem odd to anyone else?


Nah.

More than 'money enough to pay the bills' enables the habit.
 
2012-07-19 02:21:41 AM  

Buffet: fusillade762: Those most likely to binge-drink have incomes of more than $75,000 a year, according to the CDC.

Does that seem odd to anyone else?

Yeah - I agree.


I know this will sound like a preposterous issue to raise, but as your wealth increases so do your responsibilities.
 
2012-07-19 02:32:17 AM  

jimmyego: Buffet: fusillade762: Those most likely to binge-drink have incomes of more than $75,000 a year, according to the CDC.

Does that seem odd to anyone else?

Yeah - I agree.

I know this will sound like a preposterous issue to raise, but as your wealth increases so do your responsibilities.


They should, inless you're an immature, stupid lush.
 
2012-07-19 02:35:19 AM  

fusillade762: Those most likely to binge-drink have incomes of more than $75,000 a year, according to the CDC.

Does that seem odd to anyone else?


It's one of those truths that busts the societal stereotypes that prevent us from offering productive help to the downtrodden.
 
2012-07-19 02:54:21 AM  
 
2012-07-19 02:55:37 AM  

Kanemano: this is the definition of cool


That's not cool, man. Cool is cool. Assholes are assholes.
 
2012-07-19 03:59:29 AM  

natmar_76: Why is it all the drunks I know think they're cool, except they're really just assholes and too brain farked to care?


Most people are self absorbed jerks who think they're cool, except they're really just assholes and too self absorbed to care.

Some of them also get drunk.
 
2012-07-19 04:14:17 AM  
I don't know. They don't say what crack.
 
2012-07-19 05:37:34 AM  

jimmyego: Buffet: fusillade762: Those most likely to binge-drink have incomes of more than $75,000 a year, according to the CDC.

Does that seem odd to anyone else?

Yeah - I agree.

I know this will sound like a preposterous issue to raise, but as your wealth increases so do your responsibilities.


So do the number of evil deeds on your conscience.
 
2012-07-19 06:04:01 AM  

jso2897: jimmyego: Buffet: fusillade762: Those most likely to binge-drink have incomes of more than $75,000 a year, according to the CDC.

Does that seem odd to anyone else?

Yeah - I agree.

I know this will sound like a preposterous issue to raise, but as your wealth increases so do your responsibilities.

So do the number of evil deeds on your conscience.


Increasing wealth requires evil deeds? Dammit, I've been doing it wrong.
 
2012-07-19 07:15:41 AM  

bukketmaster: You know, if I live long enough to get old, I'm going to drink like a motherf**ker, too. Because everything about being old sucks, and I'd rather be drunk and confused than sober enough to realize that most of my friends are dead, my body is decomposing with me still in it, and death is around the corner.


Old age isn't for sissies.
 
2012-07-19 07:23:20 AM  

CanadianCommie: They binge drink because they keep forgetting they just had one.

farking old people and their Alzheimers.


God damnit, I think I have early-onset Alzheimers....
 
2012-07-19 08:07:39 AM  
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2012-07-19 08:40:02 AM  
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You're my boy, Blue!
 
2012-07-19 08:51:44 AM  
What seniors who drink sound like:

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2012-07-19 08:53:51 AM  
I watched the presentation the author references at this conference, so I'm getting a kick out of these comments.
 
2012-07-19 09:34:21 AM  
Just droppin in to say my grandfather got Alzheimers very shortly after drinking about half a bottle of whiskey a day. Then once you get that then....well...why not drink half a bottle of whiskey a day?
 
2012-07-19 10:56:16 AM  
Funny...I drink specifically for the memory loss.
 
2012-07-19 11:49:46 AM  
I propose a toast to any of you what are out there drinking to my departed Aunt Bo, who drank like a fish and lived to the ripe old age of 92.

/miss you, Bo.
 
2012-07-19 12:00:38 PM  
One of the saddest thing about the modern world is that most people don't understand the concept that correlation =/= causation.

Considering that the HUGE OVERARCHING main variable in all of this is AGING (aka one of the farking 4 dimensions of our universe), I don't think alcohol should be assumed to be causing anything. It's just as conceivable as alcohol causing memory loss as it is possible that declining memory functions led to depression and self medication with alcohol.
 
2012-07-19 12:14:40 PM  
My dad binge-drank post retirement until he ended up in the hospital (and then the crematorium) due to liver, kidney and heart failure (heart from treatment-resistant MRSA infection probably picked up during his last six-month hospital stay). Cirrhosis is a nasty way to die.
 
2012-07-19 01:43:06 PM  

fireclown: I propose a toast to any of you what are out there drinking to my departed Aunt Bo, who drank like a fish and lived to the ripe old age of 92.

/miss you, Bo.


To whores!
 
2012-07-19 06:19:59 PM  
bukketmaster - You know, if I live long enough to get old, I'm going to drink like a motherf**ker, too. Because everything about being old sucks, and I'd rather be drunk and confused than sober enough to realize that most of my friends are dead, my body is decomposing with me still in it, and death is around the corner.

And we're done.


Baz the Spaz - Funny...I drink specifically for the memory loss.

Which is what I tell people who feel the need to point that out over my cannabis usage.

/"That was the plan Einstein!"
 
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