Harry_Seldon: [keithroysdon.files.wordpress.com image 500x287]//too obscure for Fark.
HotWingAgenda: I let myself down gently, lever up the footrest, spoon up beside him. His shoulder pushes up a wave of his mother's blanket, and that is where I rest my head. He grunts, pets my leg. I think of the belugas' dissonant chatter as they follow the Moskva home, clots of sound overscored by the strings and winds of the orchestra. I think of the trills of their kin on the Voyager traversing the profound silence beyond the star that gave them life. How strange to the beings of those longicuous worlds the glissandos of the humpback whales.I'm not particularly surprised that an essay about dementia written by a Ph.D. in English who was a gender studies professor ends on this paragraph.
RoyBatty: Harry_Seldon: [keithroysdon.files.wordpress.com image 500x287]//too obscure for Fark.They're coming to take me away? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4&feature=kp )Pico and Sepulveda. La Brea Tar Pits.Boot to the head?
johnson442: Been done.[upload.wikimedia.org image 325x325]
TheXerox: I don't have to read an article, I see it in my step-dad whenever I visit my mother's place. Not sure what is more depressing, seeing him slowly slip away or that his family rarely talks to him.
Aulus: I don't mind. He's family.
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Aulus: TheXerox: I don't have to read an article, I see it in my step-dad whenever I visit my mother's place. Not sure what is more depressing, seeing him slowly slip away or that his family rarely talks to him.Indeed.I am The Xerox's biological father. His step-father is married to my ex.Mike, my ex's husband has always been a great guy. He has been good to my ex and to my kids and grandkids. He has always been a kind, gentle soul and reliable as the day is long. Well, at least until a few years ago. That was when he started slipping. Our first real indication was four years ago when he ran my then ten year old granddaughter to school. She went to an innovative school downtown, so you had to walk her into the school, as opposed to just dropping her off in front of it. Sometimes, this meant parking a few blocks away and then walking her there and then yourself back to your car. Mike did that and then got lost. Mid January in Des Moines, cold and windy beyond belief and having no idea where you left the car. Fortunately, he had a cell phone and called my ex and she called me, asking that I go downtown, find him and help him.I did. We marched all over three blocks on all sides of the school in weather cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey for an hour before we found the car, by process of elimination on my part. That convinced my ex to get him in to a doctor. The diagnosis came back as frontal-temporal dementia. Mike had to retire from work, go on Social Security disability and slowly get worse. He is now in adult day care, five days a week while my ex works. Some times, she has to work late, so I go pick him up. I don't mind. He's family. You do that for family. It just breaks my heart to see him slip away as the months go by, as he's only 56. It has got to be so much worse for my ex to see that.
yellowjester: Couldn't get past the condescending first paragraph. Hopefully her Dementia made her writing less superfluous as her illness progressed.
Molavian: yellowjester: Couldn't get past the condescending first paragraph. Hopefully her Dementia made her writing less superfluous as her illness progressed.One can only hope. I read a bit, then spot checked it in a few other places. The entire thing reeks of pretentious twunt syndrome.
AverageAmericanGuy: What I found amazing was that no matter how much I scrolled, the scrollbar indicator only ever moved the tiniest little bit.
schmidtybone: That was... sad. I already have a plan in place in case I start going demented- find a bear, and try to kill it with a spear. My epitaph will read "Died (date), locked in mortal combat with a bear." My wife has already agreed to it.
blinkybluegnome: Fighting the onset of Alzheimers myself. Grandfather, father and brother all have/had it. I found this article to be terrifying......and far too long.
Cerebral Ballsy: Molavian: yellowjester: Couldn't get past the condescending first paragraph. Hopefully her Dementia made her writing less superfluous as her illness progressed.One can only hope. I read a bit, then spot checked it in a few other places. The entire thing reeks of pretentious twunt syndrome.Why don't the two of you just buy a dictionary? There's no shame in using one.
TV's Vinnie: If you want to see a truly horrific descent into dementia, look up the artwork of one Louis Wain. He was famous in Edwardian times for painting cute paintings of cats (the original "LOLCats").[s2.hubimg.com image 520x771]Then, his brain started to malfunction, and his cat portraits started to get strange.[s1.hubimg.com image 520x685]And weirder......... [www.cerebromente.org.br image 187x227]Until within a few years, he was totally batso and his cat portraits were pure Nightmare Fuel.[i107.photobucket.com image 548x681]
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