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(CBS News)   84-year-old Alzheimer's patient goes wandering. Police find him and...hey, whaddya know, just this once they didn't give him a fatal beatdown or pump him full of lead claiming he was a heavily armed meth dealer. Nice restraint, fellas   (cbsnews.com) divider line 39
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2014-05-24 10:24:08 PM
"Hey, why are you sprinkling crack on me?"

"Sorry, sir, force of habit."
 
2014-05-24 11:21:26 PM
Excuse me, I have something in my eye. Is it dusty in here?
 
2014-05-24 11:23:49 PM
Where's Johnny?
 
2014-05-24 11:24:02 PM
cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com

Hmmm... there's something different about this case. Can't quite put my finger on it, though.
 
2014-05-24 11:24:58 PM
I'll admit, the Weeners made me giggle
 
2014-05-24 11:30:55 PM

fusillade762: [cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com image 620x350]

Hmmm... there's something different about this case. Can't quite put my finger on it, though.


He's married to an Asian woman?
 
2014-05-24 11:40:44 PM

fusillade762: [cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com image 620x350]

Hmmm... there's something different about this case. Can't quite put my finger on it, though.


non-white cops?
 
2014-05-24 11:46:34 PM

ElLoco: fusillade762: [cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com image 620x350]

Hmmm... there's something different about this case. Can't quite put my finger on it, though.

He's married to an Asian woman?


she really has loved him long time
 
2014-05-24 11:48:42 PM

Dinobot: fusillade762: [cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com image 620x350]

Hmmm... there's something different about this case. Can't quite put my finger on it, though.

non-white cops?


Although that was what I thought too, we're not talking Chicago either.
It's Little Rock Arkansas. "If we beat up an old white man, we might find ourselves hangin' from a tree.".
 
2014-05-24 11:49:42 PM
Maybe there is hope after all.
 
2014-05-24 11:53:09 PM
fusillade762:
Hmmm... there's something different about this case. Can't quite put my finger on it, though.

files-cdn.formspring.me
 
2014-05-24 11:56:36 PM
Well I hope they had the presence of mind to shoot his dog.
 
2014-05-25 12:03:12 AM

fusillade762: [cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com image 620x350]

Hmmm... there's something different about this case. Can't quite put my finger on it, though.


Maybe, he doesn't have Alzheimer's...

Maybe, he just doesn't live there.
 
2014-05-25 12:12:29 AM
All kidding aside...

As someone whose mother is descending into the hell of dementia, I hope the police officers
earned truck loads of good karma. Dementia is such a cruel fate.
 
2014-05-25 12:33:58 AM

quantum_jellyroll: All kidding aside...

As someone whose mother is descending into the hell of dementia, I hope the police officers
earned truck loads of good karma. Dementia is such a cruel fate.


Yes. My mother is suffering from this big time, and every time I visit it seems worse.  She thinks she's only 42 (my age - and the age she had her brain aneurism/stroke)... I would hope in a similar situation police would treat her as kindly.
 
2014-05-25 12:47:24 AM

Strongbeerrules: Where's Johnny?


I see what you did there.

/go shiat in your hat!
 
2014-05-25 01:00:24 AM
Those are cops waiting to die. Without the killer instinct and the mentality of pro-actively taking out any perp, they're just inviting someone to plug them.
 
2014-05-25 01:01:16 AM

suziequzie: quantum_jellyroll: All kidding aside...

As someone whose mother is descending into the hell of dementia, I hope the police officers
earned truck loads of good karma. Dementia is such a cruel fate.

Yes. My mother is suffering from this big time, and every time I visit it seems worse.  She thinks she's only 42 (my age - and the age she had her brain aneurism/stroke)... I would hope in a similar situation police would treat her as kindly.


My 89 year old father suffers from advanced Lewy Body disease (a common form of dementia) and is in long term care.
Before my mother passed away 2 years ago they were able to function together.
It was like she did the thinking for both of them and he did the physical type stuff.
Now when I go to see him he still asks me when he can go home and be with my mother again as he is convinced she is still alive and that he is just in the hospital.
I am fortunate in the sense that he is in a really god care facility and I can see him regularly.
It is still heartbreaking to have to tell him he is not able to go home each time I see him.
I know this sounds cold but there are times I wish he would just pass on because he is just suffering in some kind of hell now.
His doctor told me once that is like dealing with a child except a child gets smarter every day where someone with dementia loses a little more each day.
I wish I had better words for you 2 people but the reality is that is a terrible thing with no good final outcome.
I have told my family that if I find myself starting to lose my abilities and mind that I will just deal with it by my own hand.
Awful to think about but I would not want suffer as I have seen him suffer.
Try to stay strong.
Peace.
 
2014-05-25 01:10:49 AM
"Oh thank God he wasn't located by a white cop."
 
2014-05-25 01:27:35 AM

Rigger1955: suziequzie: quantum_jellyroll: All kidding aside...

As someone whose mother is descending into the hell of dementia, I hope the police officers
earned truck loads of good karma. Dementia is such a cruel fate.

Yes. My mother is suffering from this big time, and every time I visit it seems worse.  She thinks she's only 42 (my age - and the age she had her brain aneurism/stroke)... I would hope in a similar situation police would treat her as kindly.

My 89 year old father suffers from advanced Lewy Body disease (a common form of dementia) and is in long term care.
Before my mother passed away 2 years ago they were able to function together.
It was like she did the thinking for both of them and he did the physical type stuff.
Now when I go to see him he still asks me when he can go home and be with my mother again as he is convinced she is still alive and that he is just in the hospital.
I am fortunate in the sense that he is in a really god care facility and I can see him regularly.
It is still heartbreaking to have to tell him he is not able to go home each time I see him.
I know this sounds cold but there are times I wish he would just pass on because he is just suffering in some kind of hell now.
His doctor told me once that is like dealing with a child except a child gets smarter every day where someone with dementia loses a little more each day.
I wish I had better words for you 2 people but the reality is that is a terrible thing with no good final outcome.
I have told my family that if I find myself starting to lose my abilities and mind that I will just deal with it by my own hand.
Awful to think about but I would not want suffer as I have seen him suffer.
Try to stay strong.
Peace.


My dad's suffering from Lewy Body dementia too. I'm living at home with my folks, helping my mom look after him. My dad already asks my mom to take him home, even when he's sitting in the same living room he's lived in for over 30 years. He hallucinates seeing people all over the house and yells at them. He was always an alpha male type who always needed to have complete control over what was happening in his life, and now he has virtually none. He is absolutely in hell too, so I understand your wish to sometimes just see him pass. On my dad's really bad days, when all he can do is yell at us, try to punch walls (not that he can very well with the Parkinson's aspect of the disease) and refuses to go to bed "because of all the strangers in his bed," I too sometimes wish he'd pass peacefully in his sleep. I can't imagine living in that kind of nightmare.

Good luck to you.
 
2014-05-25 01:39:22 AM
Oh, he likes to go a wandering,
And mosey out through town.
And when he does,
He surly hopes,
Some flowers can be found.
 
2014-05-25 01:44:26 AM
Well it's good to see a good cop story for a change. Word of advice though for those that say they hate cops: dont let those few bad apples spoil the bunch. You can hate on cops all day every day, but there will come a time when you need one..... Then they will be your best friend.
 
2014-05-25 01:53:46 AM
FAKE!  All done by actors.. no way they didn't find some wandering guy and shoot him. Guessing the wife is an Alzheimer's patient too and doesn't realize that actor isn't her husband.
 
2014-05-25 01:59:59 AM
Yerp, got a dusty moment now after grandfather left us. He would do the same

Me: Grandpa, watcha doing?

Him: Fetching the roses from the garden

Me: For whom?

Him: Your granny, dickhead

Me: She's passed on gramps!

Him: Not a valid reason to stop!

Me:I'll get a vase
 
2014-05-25 02:38:59 AM

susansto-helit: Rigger1955: suziequzie: quantum_jellyroll: All kidding aside...

As someone whose mother is descending into the hell of dementia, I hope the police officers
earned truck loads of good karma. Dementia is such a cruel fate.

Yes. My mother is suffering from this big time, and every time I visit it seems worse.  She thinks she's only 42 (my age - and the age she had her brain aneurism/stroke)... I would hope in a similar situation police would treat her as kindly.

My 89 year old father suffers from advanced Lewy Body disease (a common form of dementia) and is in long term care.
Before my mother passed away 2 years ago they were able to function together.
It was like she did the thinking for both of them and he did the physical type stuff.
Now when I go to see him he still asks me when he can go home and be with my mother again as he is convinced she is still alive and that he is just in the hospital.
I am fortunate in the sense that he is in a really god care facility and I can see him regularly.
It is still heartbreaking to have to tell him he is not able to go home each time I see him.
I know this sounds cold but there are times I wish he would just pass on because he is just suffering in some kind of hell now.
His doctor told me once that is like dealing with a child except a child gets smarter every day where someone with dementia loses a little more each day.
I wish I had better words for you 2 people but the reality is that is a terrible thing with no good final outcome.
I have told my family that if I find myself starting to lose my abilities and mind that I will just deal with it by my own hand.
Awful to think about but I would not want suffer as I have seen him suffer.
Try to stay strong.
Peace.

My dad's suffering from Lewy Body dementia too. I'm living at home with my folks, helping my mom look after him. My dad already asks my mom to take him home, even when he's sitting in the same living room he's lived in for over 30 years. He hallucinates seeing people all over the house and yells at them. He was always an alpha male type who always needed to have complete control over what was happening in his life, and now he has virtually none. He is absolutely in hell too, so I understand your wish to sometimes just see him pass. On my dad's really bad days, when all he can do is yell at us, try to punch walls (not that he can very well with the Parkinson's aspect of the disease) and refuses to go to bed "because of all the strangers in his bed," I too sometimes wish he'd pass peacefully in his sleep. I can't imagine living in that kind of nightmare.

Good luck to you.


My grandpa was diagnosed with Alzheimer's when I was about 7. He passed when I was 12. I was using kid logic at the time, but I was actually relieved when he left us. I was sad of course, but I watched him go from the guy who picked me up from preschool (and lived about 30 miles away at the time) to a guy who thought that I was my dad (but he eerily called me by my name). I think I was most relieved for my dad (an only child, divorced parents). By the end, my dad was a stranger to his father.
 
2014-05-25 04:22:56 AM

quantum_jellyroll: All kidding aside...

As someone whose mother is descending into the hell of dementia, I hope the police officers
earned truck loads of good karma. Dementia is such a cruel fate.


My mom is heading down that path as well. She will be 89 this year. She can remember things from 60 years ago, clear as a bell. Yet if I asked her what she ate for lunch... :(
 
2014-05-25 04:47:58 AM

Dirty J1: Well it's good to see a good cop story for a change. Word of advice though for those that say they hate cops: dont let those few bad apples spoil the bunch. You can hate on cops all day every day, but there will come a time when you need one..... Then they will be your best friend.


I'm sorry, cops doing what they're supposed to do is not cause for pats-on-head good-boy praise. They get wages for that.

/Is very glad that the story ended well.
//is also glad the right tag got used.
 
2014-05-25 04:57:07 AM

uttertosh: Dirty J1: Well it's good to see a good cop story for a change. Word of advice though for those that say they hate cops: dont let those few bad apples spoil the bunch. You can hate on cops all day every day, but there will come a time when you need one..... Then they will be your best friend.

I'm sorry, cops doing what they're supposed to do is not cause for pats-on-head good-boy praise. They get wages for that.

/Is very glad that the story ended well.
//is also glad the right tag got used.


They're supposed to see him home safe, and they did that.  But they also took him to buy roses for his wife, which is not in their job description.  Let 'em have a little praise.
 
2014-05-25 06:27:05 AM

gonegirl: But they also took him to buy roses for his wife, which is not in their job description. Let 'em have a little praise.


OK OK OK!... These cops were very kind to an old guy who was lost. That's nice, and I'm genuinely happy that they didn't pepperspray him, beat his dog, and shoot his wife, after all he wasn't going to go home without getting flowers, which could have been 'resisting', and worthy of a tazering, he also wouldn't give officers his address, which could have been a mandatory jail term with the 'resisting' he was already doing.

It's a christmas miracle, for sure.
 
2014-05-25 06:27:41 AM

angelwolf65: quantum_jellyroll: All kidding aside...

As someone whose mother is descending into the hell of dementia, I hope the police officers
earned truck loads of good karma. Dementia is such a cruel fate.

My mom is heading down that path as well. She will be 89 this year. She can remember things from 60 years ago, clear as a bell. Yet if I asked her what she ate for lunch... :(


That happened with my grandmother (could remember the farm she grew up in 75 years earlier, but not what she said 5 minutes ago). She's now almost completely lost the older stuff, too. My advice -- ask her to tell you anything and everything about her past, and write it down. Assuming she keeps heading downhill (hopefully not, but it's sadly a safe assumption), make a book out of everything she told you, and give it to her. As she begins to forget the past, she can always consult the book, for peace of mind. Added bonus: since her short term memory is already shot to hell, she can read the book over and over and over and over and over again (like my grandmother does with her book).
 
2014-05-25 07:10:09 AM
I thought Miracles only happened on Christmas...
 
2014-05-25 07:11:30 AM
Meanwhile, here in Albuquerque, we get the weekend "cop blowing away someone for little shiat"  case. The cop yelled at the guy to stop, he supposedly came at them with a noxcutter and knife Cops used their 9MMs on him. Remember the good old days, when a .45 only fired one round? now it always sounds like a cap gun fight. Most of the time, you only need one round. If any.
 
2014-05-25 07:51:53 AM
 
2014-05-25 07:56:15 AM

SpdrJay: Well I hope they had the presence of mind to shoot his dog.


I hate you because I laughed way too hard at that.

/dog lover
//blue heelers
///follows news on dogs killed by cops
 
2014-05-25 08:26:50 AM
Remember people, getting old is like slipping back into childhood, and then infancy. Our cognitive abilities start to erode as our body becomes pudgy and curls back into a fetal position.

Dementia may seem a cruel fate, but I take solace in the truth that ignorance is bliss, so that when it is my turn, I'm not so scared.
 
2014-05-25 08:38:49 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: I thought Miracles only happened on Christmas...


Happens all the time when its Smokey..

cps-static.rovicorp.com

Hotlinked like a mofo...
 
2014-05-25 11:09:47 AM
Where was he going without ever knowing the way?
 
2014-05-25 11:33:28 AM
He was well liked. That's the most important thing, to be well liked.
 
2014-05-25 11:35:08 AM
Lol Subby. Well done.
 
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