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(Daily Mail)   Britain's PM says a drug to cure dementia is within reach, if only he could remember where he put it   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 13
    More: Interesting, Britain, Alzheimer's Society, health minister, dementia, loss of memory, cure  
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2013-12-12 01:44:18 AM
*scans headline*

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2013-12-12 02:14:02 AM
Without dementia, the boomers can screw us longer. Can we wait a bit longer?
 
2013-12-12 02:55:22 AM
Can't be too far away. I don't think his arms are that long.
 
2013-12-12 03:26:25 AM

ReverendJynxed: Without dementia, the boomers can screw us longer. Can we wait a bit longer?


You do realize the primary generation that is suffering from dementia are the boomers parents right? You know, the Greatest Generation.
 
2013-12-12 05:18:21 AM
2025?
well....mom's not going to last that long. :(
 
2013-12-12 06:24:15 AM

ReverendJynxed: Without dementia, the boomers can screw us longer. Can we wait a bit longer?


Curing dementia won't make people live any longer - it will just enable them to take care of themselves more of the time they are alive. Assuming you hate every Boomer ever born with the passion of a thousand raging nerds - how is that a bad thing for anybody?
 
2013-12-12 06:30:16 AM

jso2897: ReverendJynxed: Without dementia, the boomers can screw us longer. Can we wait a bit longer?

Curing dementia won't make people live any longer - it will just enable them to take care of themselves more of the time they are alive. Assuming you hate every Boomer ever born with the passion of a thousand raging nerds - how is that a bad thing for anybody?


We all wait that much longer for them to retire and they continue to issue selfish edicts of short-term gain while they're there.
 
2013-12-12 07:01:46 AM

AaronSynn: 2025?
well....mom's not going to last that long. :(


My mother died this year. Dementia was only one of her maladies. In a way, her physical infirmity was a good thing because she couldn't wander off or drive herself anywhere. Her dementia also was different, she had flashes of being her old self, carrying on good interesting conversations up until about 3 or 4 days before her death.

But for almost 4 years, she would go through cycles, sometimes lasting weeks, where she seemed to be sliding rapidly away. Then she would rebound.

/bless the in-home hospice folks.
 
2013-12-12 07:04:04 AM

BumpInTheNight: jso2897: ReverendJynxed: Without dementia, the boomers can screw us longer. Can we wait a bit longer?

Curing dementia won't make people live any longer - it will just enable them to take care of themselves more of the time they are alive. Assuming you hate every Boomer ever born with the passion of a thousand raging nerds - how is that a bad thing for anybody?

We all wait that much longer for them to retire and they continue to issue selfish edicts of short-term gain while they're there.


How many people are forced into retirement by dementia? 1%? Maybe, on the outside? It's not a factor.
Good example of how hatred poisons people's  minds to the point that they want to act against their own interests.
Well, stupid people, anyway.
 
2013-12-12 10:17:35 AM

BumpInTheNight: We all wait that much longer for them to retire and they continue to issue selfish edicts of short-term gain while they're there.


ReverendJynxed: Without dementia, the boomers can screw us longer. Can we wait a bit longer?


It's is possible for you two to have less of an idea of what the fark you're talking about?  Dementia, Alzheimer's, etc drain a massive amount of money, time, and sanity from younger generations.  Entire families spend their collective wealth on caring for a single grandparent that can't care for themselves.  In-home care, hospitalizations, and 24 hour care facilities.  And if they can't afford that, you have multiple people who put their lives on hold for 5 - 10 years to take care of a family member around the clock until they die.  And, they're not taking care of a beloved family member, they're taking care of a someone who doesn't know who they are 75% of the time, and is angry, confused, and hurt.  They have to watch them slowly fall apart, getting worse every day until it ends.

These aren't people who retire because of dementia.  These aren't people stealing jobs or screwing us over.  They are retirees trying to live their last few years in peace, and instead are put in a position where they have to be a terrible, heartbreaking burden on their families until they eventually die from organ failure and brain deterioration.

I don't know about you, but I'd be happier if they could spend their last few years playing shuffleboard and bridge with their remaining friends, able to use the bathroom on their own and actually make a sandwich without burning down the house.
 
2013-12-12 12:41:21 PM
Mean, Terry Pratchett has eaten rather more than his share of mole-arse.
 
2013-12-12 12:45:57 PM
Meanwhile...

/ftfm
 
2013-12-12 04:02:56 PM
Khellendros

These aren't people who retire because of dementia.  These aren't people stealing jobs or screwing us over.  They are retirees trying to live their last few years in peace, and instead are put in a position where they have to be a terrible, heartbreaking burden on their families until they eventually die from organ failure and brain deterioration.

I don't know about you, but I'd be happier if they could spend their last few years playing shuffleboard and bridge with their remaining friends, able to use the bathroom on their own and actually make a sandwich without burning down the house.


EGG ZACKLY this.
Mom worked 30 years, had a nice retirement and saved every dime.
Everyone of those dimes will be gone because at $6600 a month plus meds and diapers, after a while you're talking about real money. I get to see cute nurses though so I guess there's that.
 
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