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(The Star (UK))   Dementia crisis looming, according to plaid aardvark Colonel Sanders   ( divider line
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2012-12-21 08:46:48 AM  
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swingerofbirches: I started Ativan when I was 14 and am still on it at 30 along with Paxil and Seroquel

I think the first thing you need to cut back on is Wikipedia time. It looks like one of your problems is TMI syndrome, seeing as you wrote a six hundred word entry from a minimum of prep. I know grabbing you by the shoulders and yelling "stop worrying about everything" isn't a solution, but I'd suggest getting obsessed about things other than your health and issues that might crop up 30-40 years from now. Maybe LOLcats or model trains or something.
2012-12-21 07:36:39 AM  
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Insatiable Jesus: Worked with a 78 y.o. guy who owned some factories in Mexico. All this guy had ever done was work, and was still going strong with several operations in Mexico. And he would get weird every day in the late afternoon, start not making any kind of sense, doing something again that had been done the day before, firing people for no reason and all sorts of weird crap. But he would remember it the next day and try to undo the damage, so he was aware and finally admitted it openly but said fark you if you think I'm going home at 3, just ignore me, it's my building.
2012-12-21 07:34:47 AM  
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cherryl taggart: What people fail to realize is that for many generations, old people would live with their kids for this reason. It was called senility, and a lot of old people had it. It was just the way things were. If you made it to old age, you got senile. Most people just never made it to old age. They died from infections like blood poisoning, or gout, or flu, or all manner of stuff that is managed today.

You grew up with a relative living in your house that was off, or you knew someone who had a bed-ridden relative. It's just now no one wants that person living in their home, because even with meds, it's a long drawn out form of death.

Dementia is *not* a normal part of aging. It is not. Age-related cognitive decline and dementia are NOT the same thing.

Also, depression can mimic dementia in the elderly, and quite a few elderly have undiagnosed depression. If you have a loved one who you think has dementia, you owe it to them and yourself to get them a good thorough workup and to ask about depression. If a doctor tries to label you as Alzheimer's disease or dementia on your first visit, find a new doctor.
2012-12-21 06:19:26 AM  
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2012-12-21 04:46:47 AM  
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2012-12-21 04:46:32 AM  
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robohobo: The baby boomers couldn't be more deserving.

/christmas spirit, and all

My parents are both boomers. I don't think either one of them deserve that. After watching what my grandmother went through, and my mother because of it, I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
2012-12-21 04:38:19 AM  
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