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(Gawker)   From Judd Apatow comes a new comedy where the goofy hero takes on....the Senate?....about awareness for Alzheimer's?....starring Seth Rogen?   ( divider line
    More: Hero, Seth Rogen, Alzheimer's Disease, human services, consciousness, comedy  
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2014-02-27 06:30:00 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Unoriginal_Username: Super Chronic: All four of my grandparents died with Alzheimer's-like symptoms, so basically I'm... what was I talking about again?

My maternal grandmother was suffering from Dimentia when she died, my wife's grandmother is showing symptoms. It's sad watching them go through this.

My grandfather is going through it right now. Sometimes he has fantastic days where he's been promoted and paid all this handsome money and wants to take everyone on a Caribbean cruise. Other times he thinks everyone is conspiring against him and they threw him in this random place (nursing home) and he wants his car and to go home (the home he was living in in the '70s). He starts screaming at anyone he sees because he's so mad everyone betrayed him.

It really, really sucks.

My MIL finally passed away from Alzheimer's in late 2012. She had it for 15 years. She changed from a kindly old lady to completely bedridden. First she lost her ability to speak English, she reverted to French, was unable to speak French any more.

My great uncle Sumner had Alzheimer's. 30 years ago this year on Christmas Eve, he ran out of his nursing home and was found frozen to death.

I applaud Seth Rogen for doing this.
2014-02-27 06:39:18 PM  

somedude210: xanadian: Well, do YOU want to deal with the static electricity and the multiple lacerations??

How can you say no to that purrrfect fresh smell though?

What were we talking about again?
2014-02-27 06:51:19 PM  
His presence raised the average IQ in the Senate by about 20 points.
2014-02-27 08:51:01 PM  
Know-it-all actor throws hissy fit that no one in the real world listens to him.  Next.
2014-02-27 10:25:07 PM  
I remember when my Grandma got Alzheimer's disease. She could seen horses running through the walls and tried to give me away to another woman because she was "my real grandmother" at the old folks' home. Boy that was a fun disease to watch, let me tell you.

/probably the most horrible thing I can remember from childhood
2014-02-28 07:50:57 AM  
I had 2 great aunts, sisters, who went through Alzheimer's in sequence.  Fortunately, I was young enough that I didn't have to worry about their care.  But it's sad when someone loses who they are.
2014-02-28 08:19:54 AM  
My wife of 33 years was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago at age 54. There is nothing funny about this disease, but sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.
2014-02-28 09:40:52 AM  

saywhen: My wife of 33 years was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago at age 54. There is nothing funny about this disease, but sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.

Alzheimer's is one of those things that REALLY points out that we are really just organic matter with no soul and no god.

Because no kind and loving god would allow this.

I am very sorry what you must be going thru.  My grandfather ended his days completely demented and would basically just sit and play with play-doh.  It was hard to see that great man diminished in that way.  I'd rather he just have died.
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