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2014-07-07 05:38:37 AM  

lohphat: Huck And Molly Ziegler: I think we'll find causes, then cures -- maybe even vaccines -- for both Alzheimer's and cancer.

Polio, tuberculosis and malaria were once devastating even to the civilized, educated world. From that I draw my optimism.

Then there's Jennifer McCarthy causing a wave of anti-vax nonsense allowing whooping cough to return killing hundreds of kids.


*Shakes ever tinier fist*
 
2014-07-07 05:55:02 AM  

Mr. Ekshun: I can't be sure, but it's possible that I've had Alzheimer's for years now.


You can diagnose it with peanut butter. No foolin'.


It's a degenerative nerve disorder, and it farks up your nostrils at different rates. So if there's a marked difference at the distance you can smell peanut butter with each nostril, it's a huge red flag.
 
2014-07-07 05:58:57 AM  
I wonder what will happen if you gave an Alzheimers patient LSD.
 
2014-07-07 06:01:57 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: "of of"

I think subby has Alzheimer's teh LOLZ j/k.

TFH might be funny if my dad hadn't left us years ago. Oh, he's still alive, just...off on his own plane somewhere thanks to his accelerating dementia.

/*sob*


dad has dimentia, mom has early stage altzheimers. I feel you
 
2014-07-07 06:09:04 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: "of of"

I think subby has Alzheimer's teh LOLZ j/k.

TFH might be funny if my dad hadn't left us years ago. Oh, he's still alive, just...off on his own plane somewhere thanks to his accelerating dementia.

/*sob*


You already know this: It doesn't get better, just more wierd and unpredicatable. I went through over four years of progressive decline with my mother. Hers was not the "typical" course you read about - she had periods of lucidity up until about four or five days before she died. About two weeks out, she said, "I think I am supposed to be dying, but I don't seem to be doing a very good job." She hung on until we could assemble the family, and have an Episcopal version of last rites.

For better or worse, she had enough income and resources to stay at home (she would probably have had a better quality of life in a proper Alzheimer's facility, but she always refused to move). In-home hospice service was fantastic.

Alzheimer's/dementia are ugly and unpleasant, but the way my mother's went, it gave us time to say goodbye. Many others have a course where the body is there, but the brain is not (Mom was also physically infirm (hip and back) and so we didn't have to worry about her wandering or driving off).

Anyway, *hugs*
 
2014-07-07 06:15:18 AM  

Ambivalence: fat_free: Diseases I hope I don't get:

1. Alzheimer's Disease
1(a). ALS
3. Pancreatic Cancer

Right now, I'm getting a mild case of CRS, my Gramms had Alzheimer's, and I'm already a borderline hypochondriac, so it definitely has me a skoshe concerned.

I'm not afraid of cancers, but I really don't want alzheimers or any other dimentia illnesses.  I don't mind dying, I don't even mind dying prolonged and painfully, but I damn well want to be of sound mind when it happens.

I know what sounds weird, but my reasoning is that losing one's life is inevitable, losing one's mind is not.


Spot on.
 
2014-07-07 06:18:20 AM  
Having witnessed the effects of Alzheimer's in my mother, if I am ever diagnosed with it, I am eating a bullet before it gets too advanced.
 
2014-07-07 06:41:27 AM  
My grandmother died of Alzheimer's. for some odd reason she started singing to people. No one knew why. It was the only time I heard her sing and she only hit one note.
 
2014-07-07 06:44:30 AM  

Freschel: I wonder what will happen if you gave an Alzheimers patient LSD.


Ironically, pot seems to be the best hope.
 
2014-07-07 07:05:37 AM  

patchvonbraun: Fuggin Bizzy: "of of"

I think subby has Alzheimer's teh LOLZ j/k.

TFH might be funny if my dad hadn't left us years ago. Oh, he's still alive, just...off on his own plane somewhere thanks to his accelerating dementia.

/*sob*

Lost my mother to Alzheimers.  She was only 65 when she died, and had the disease for about 10 years prior to that.  There's nothing even remotely funny about it.  Really.

My father was sliding into dementia of a different sort (vascular, we figure) for about a year before he had a massive
anterior brain bleed that killed him.

/don't find dementia jokes funny.  Too personally painful.


I hear you and my deepest sympathies to you, my friend.  That said,  I channel my inner Mel Brooks who says the way to deal with the Holocaust is to make fun of the Nazis; therefore, I make fun of Alzheimers.

\Lost Mom to it years before her body gave out
\\Still told her she could hide her own Easter eggs

img.fark.net
\\\RIP, Vivian  (sorry this is so big - I couldn't make it smaller)
 
2014-07-07 07:30:26 AM  
The only sure fire way to get rid of alzheimers, is to open up that skull, and scrape out those amyloid's with a spoon.
 
2014-07-07 07:52:04 AM  

doglover: Mr. Ekshun: I can't be sure, but it's possible that I've had Alzheimer's for years now.

You can diagnose it with peanut butter. No foolin'.


It's a degenerative nerve disorder, and it farks up your nostrils at different rates. So if there's a marked difference at the distance you can smell peanut butter with each nostril, it's a huge red flag.


I remember a Fark link to that story a while ago. I don't know if this is it, but it does discuss it.  http://news.ufl.edu/2013/10/08/alzheimers-test/

/maternal grandmother, my family makes jokes because we're actually bit terrified of the idea, it was not a pleasant final three years
 
2014-07-07 07:53:07 AM  

Spanky McStupid: patchvonbraun: Fuggin Bizzy: "of of"

I think subby has Alzheimer's teh LOLZ j/k.

TFH might be funny if my dad hadn't left us years ago. Oh, he's still alive, just...off on his own plane somewhere thanks to his accelerating dementia.

/*sob*

Lost my mother to Alzheimers.  She was only 65 when she died, and had the disease for about 10 years prior to that.  There's nothing even remotely funny about it.  Really.

My father was sliding into dementia of a different sort (vascular, we figure) for about a year before he had a massive
anterior brain bleed that killed him.

/don't find dementia jokes funny.  Too personally painful.

I hear you and my deepest sympathies to you, my friend.  That said,  I channel my inner Mel Brooks who says the way to deal with the Holocaust is to make fun of the Nazis; therefore, I make fun of Alzheimers.

\Lost Mom to it years before her body gave out
\\Still told her she could hide her own Easter eggs

[img.fark.net image 850x566]
\\\RIP, Vivian  (sorry this is so big - I couldn't make it smaller)


Condolences to both of you:

Walk me out in the morning dew my honey,
Walk me out in the morning dew today.
I can't walk you out in the morning dew my honey,
I can't walk you out in the morning dew today.

I thought I heard a baby cry this morning,
I thought I heard a baby cry this today.
You didn't hear no baby cry this morning,
You didn't hear no baby cry today.

Where have all the people gone my honey,
Where have all the people gone today.
There's no need for you to be worrying about all those people,
You never see those people anyway.

I thought I heard a young man morn this morning,
I thought I heard a young man morn today.
I thought I heard a young man morn this morning,
I can't walk you out in the morning dew today.

Walk me out in the morning dew my honey,
Walk me out in the morning dew today.
I'll walk you out in the morning dew my honey,
I guess it doesn't really matter anyway,

I guess it doesn't matter anyway,
I guess it doesn't matter anyway,
I guess it doesn't matter anyway,
Guess it doesn't matter anyway.
 
2014-07-07 08:34:04 AM  

udhq: It runs in my family.

On my 50th birthday, if there's any doubt, then I'm getting the genetic test. If it comes back positive, I'm buying a handgun and waiting until the moments of confusion start occurring on a daily basis.


How accurate/sensitive are genetic tests for this? Serious question.
 
2014-07-07 08:55:54 AM  
And making your family members' lives a living hell. Because that's what happens.

yep ! add to the lving hell

watching moms life savings go to the nursing home while she stares out the window for only $6000 a month.

you will be the only caregiver, other family members don't have time.

even though mom is in nursing home you have to go "visit" so the staff knows you're watching them, if not mom wouldn't be bathed or hair combed.

for me nothing is funny and everything is funny.
you'll cry till you can't anymore so you put a smile on your face enter the code to the door and walk in to the nightmare.

upside cute CNA's
 
2014-07-07 09:07:05 AM  
Tortured a telemarketer by putting them on phone with my step dad who has dementia and has terrible hearing.
 
2014-07-07 09:49:46 AM  
my grandfather had it back in the 80s before they had the  drugs that apparently now do not work.  It was a horrible horrible thing to witness.  Before he really lost it, he knew something was wrong and wanted to kill himself, but soon, that passed and he picked at imaginary bugs on his pants and talked about the people out side that were going to break in.  Also, he  pulled a knife on my grandmother while asking her "where's Shelley?  I want Shelley." It is important to mention  my grandmother is Shelley.  Fun times.  It devolved into screaming episodes that lasted for days and weeks and months after that.  I have never been so grateful to attend a family funeral when he died.  It was such a relief.

I'm convinced this is why my father gives no farks about his health and chooses to ignore the fact he has type 2 diabetus and eats whatever he wants when he wants.  He's hoping a heart attack or a stroke will save him from his father's fate.
 
2014-07-07 10:38:32 AM  

fasahd: Freschel: I wonder what will happen if you gave an Alzheimers patient LSD.

Ironically, pot seems to be the best hope.


I've smoked HU-210 and it is not as fun as it sounds.
 
2014-07-07 10:42:33 AM  
My grandma has dementia and all the doors in the nursing home are disguised as bookcases to discourage escape of the patients
 
2014-07-07 12:15:53 PM  
My wife of 34 years was diagnosed 4 years ago with early onset at age 53. Sometimes you have to laugh at stuff to keep from crying.
 
2014-07-07 12:36:27 PM  
Makes you wonder about the 99% that um,...
 
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