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2014-07-06 09:32:04 PM  
Personally, I can't wait to get Alzheimer's. No more work, no more responsibilities. Just sitting on the porch, drooling on myself and waiting to be entertained by my next fart.
 
2014-07-06 10:57:26 PM  
Hey subs you know your headline repeats, Hey subs you know your headline repeats.  What were we talking about again?
 
2014-07-06 11:02:20 PM  
So then 1% is getting it done?
 
2014-07-06 11:03:44 PM  
Mom calls it "old timers". And everyone shops at "the walmarks".

/Prayer: "Please Lord, dont give my aging parents Alzheimer's, but if you do, please let them forget all the stupid shiat that I did first."
 
2014-07-06 11:07:13 PM  
"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*
 
2014-07-06 11:08:04 PM  

DrPainMD: Personally, I can't wait to get Alzheimer's. No more work, no more responsibilities. Just sitting on the porch, drooling on myself and waiting to be entertained by my next fart.


The part I'm looking forward to is the fresh confusion and terror every time some strangers come to visit me, claiming to be my family.
 
2014-07-06 11:13:52 PM  

DrPainMD: Personally, I can't wait to get Alzheimer's. No more work, no more responsibilities. Just sitting on the porch, drooling on myself and waiting to be entertained by my next fart.


Being terrified by your next fart is far more likely.
 
2014-07-06 11:13:56 PM  
sad
 
2014-07-06 11:17:31 PM  

poot_rootbeer: DrPainMD: Personally, I can't wait to get Alzheimer's. No more work, no more responsibilities. Just sitting on the porch, drooling on myself and waiting to be entertained by my next fart.

The part I'm looking forward to is the fresh confusion and terror every time some strangers come to visit me, claiming to be my family.


This!! Combined with the fact that my dad is HEAVILY armed (cause the blah people are coming to raid his garden when this country turns into Thunderdome...TYVM GlenfarkingBeck!!) scares me into living 6,000 miles away!
 
2014-07-06 11:18:25 PM  
Boy, if you want a thigh slapper, google "homeopathic alzheimer's treatment "
 
2014-07-06 11:18:40 PM  
What Alzheimer's disease? Wait, what Alzheimer's disease?
 
2014-07-06 11:18:48 PM  
Senility isn't all that bad... you keep meeting new people.
 
2014-07-06 11:20:48 PM  

DubtodaIll: So then 1% is getting it done?


Yea, traditionally it is only 1 out of 10,000 compounds that make it to the market.
 
2014-07-06 11:22:33 PM  

poot_rootbeer: The part I'm looking forward to is the fresh confusion and terror every time some strangers come to visit me, claiming to be my family.


Smarted, for the smartness. It becomes a way of life. My dad still recognizes my brothers and I (although he gets us mixed up all the time), but whenever he's in a new situation around unfamiliar people he gets such bad anxiety attacks that he can't swallow food and water. That, in turn, means he's frequently angry and borderline abusive.

It's a lot of fun.
 
2014-07-06 11:24:19 PM  

DORMAMU: Senility isn't all that bad... you keep meeting new people.


Yep...just like Fathers Day weekend when my mother looked at me and said, "You look like someone I should know."

She does seem to remember all the bad stuff, though, so there's that.
 
2014-07-06 11:25:20 PM  
Eat a bag of dicks all you assholes making fun of Alzheimers.

/oh look, a bird
 
2014-07-06 11:25:28 PM  

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.
 
2014-07-06 11:27:09 PM  
Fuggin Bizzy: poot_rootbeer: The part I'm looking forward to is the fresh confusion and terror every time some strangers come to visit me, claiming to be my family.

Smarted, for the smartness. It becomes a way of life. My dad still recognizes my brothers and I me (although he gets us mixed up all the time), but whenever he's in a new situation around unfamiliar people he gets such bad anxiety attacks that he can't swallow food and water. That, in turn, means he's frequently angry and borderline abusive.

It's a lot of fun.


FTFY
 
2014-07-06 11:28:13 PM  

show me: FTFY


fark off, maybe?
 
2014-07-06 11:33:14 PM  
If you have a loved one with dementia, make sure you have advanced directives in place: DNR, no artificial respiration, no feeding tube, no kidney dialysis. Doing any of that stuff is just prolonging the agony. The body feels pain long after the brain has all dissolved into goo--the brainstem is the last to go.
 
2014-07-06 11:37:58 PM  
Has anyone here posted a comment that repeats itself yet?  Has anyone here posted a comment that repeats itself yet?
 
2014-07-06 11:39:20 PM  
Q: How many Alzheimer's patients does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: To get to the other side.
 
2014-07-06 11:59:15 PM  
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.
 
2014-07-07 12:00:06 AM  
Sorry who are you again?
 
2014-07-07 12:04:07 AM  
I was reading an article last month about some new research being done in omental transposition as a treatment for Alzheimer's.  Cool stuff if it pans out.
 
2014-07-07 12:06:17 AM  

DrPainMD: Personally, I can't wait to get Alzheimer's. No more work, no more responsibilities. Just sitting on the porch, drooling on myself and waiting to be entertained by my next fart.


Don't even joke about that, man. Cripes.
 
2014-07-07 12:24:31 AM  
I may have Alzheimers, but at least I don't have Alzheimers.

/i'd post the pic, but I'm on mobile
 
2014-07-07 12:28:03 AM  
That's terrible news, but how are the Altzheimer's drugs working?
 
2014-07-07 12:29:30 AM  

show me: Eat a bag of dicks all you assholes making fun of Alzheimers.

/oh look, a bird


A whole bag of 'em?
 
2014-07-07 12:36:39 AM  
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.
 
2014-07-07 12:39:45 AM  

Hydra: A whole bag of 'em?


My dog would love to.

/Actually my folks' dog, I was pretty horrified to learn that this is a thing.
 
2014-07-07 12:41:15 AM  

DrPainMD: Personally, I can't wait to get Alzheimer's. No more work, no more responsibilities. Just sitting on the porch, drooling on myself and waiting to be entertained by my next fart.


And making your family members' lives a living hell. Because that's what happens.
 
2014-07-07 12:44:38 AM  
Nothing funny about Alzheimers. Doesn't run in the family, but I've known enough people to know that it's a terrible disease and it's horrible on the family members.
 
2014-07-07 12:45:40 AM  
Mt grandmother died last year, she had Alzheimer's. The sad part is that her memory lost was very uneven. She knew she had a great-granddaughter but did not know that brother had recently married and his wife was expecting. Also it is sad to say her PTSD never really did go away. But at least she thought her brothers and sisters, all long dead, came by to visit her at her home which was bittersweet.

I have to say that the facility that we moved her into was top notch. Before we moved her in the director spent over an hour with my mom discussing what my grandmother liked and didn't like. They rearranged her room because she liked having her bed with a view of the door (the PTSD). The staff was incredibly kind and caring. They tried to get her involved with all of the activities (Montessori-based) they had for the residents. Most importantly the staff also treated her with dignity as well. When we took her out to a diner for Mother's Day they made sure her hair was done and that she had makeup on and was as well dressed as she could be. And after she died some of the staff members came by while my mom was sitting shiva.

It case you are interested the organization is called Hearthstone They run specialized facilities in Massachusetts and New York located in other nursing homes. I really can't say enough good things about them.
 
2014-07-07 12:51:37 AM  
It  might be that an over-prescribed lifestyle of doctor prescribed drugs is a primary contributing factor to .. what were we talking about?
 
2014-07-07 12:54:08 AM  

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.


My list is the same as yours. well, Alzheimer's is 3rd because chances are at least I lived a good life by the time I get it.
 
2014-07-07 12:58:33 AM  

thekingcobra: I may have Alzheimers, but at least I don't have Alzheimers.

/i'd post the pic, but I'm on mobile


Just because you have ADHD is no raisin to have alzhimers

just because his name is my name to....
 
2014-07-07 01:06:00 AM  
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.
 
2014-07-07 01:09:29 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: It  might be that an over-prescribed lifestyle of doctor prescribed drugs is a primary contributing factor to ..


God bless America: where every layman looks at the problems that have plagued society for a century, and assumes they can solve them within 10 minutes on the google.
 
2014-07-07 01:10:06 AM  

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.


So like the optimism we should draw from ebolla?

I'll be over here shocking the monkey (just because I hate)
 
2014-07-07 01:12:04 AM  

bdub77: 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.

My list is the same as yours. well, Alzheimer's is 3rd because chances are at least I lived a good life by the time I get it.


Your "diseases I hope I don't get" list is similar to my "reasons why Jack Kevorkian should be sainted" list.
 
2014-07-07 01:13:15 AM  

udhq: Clemkadidlefark: It  might be that an over-prescribed lifestyle of doctor prescribed drugs is a primary contributing factor to ..

God bless America: where every layman looks at the problems that have plagued society for a century, and assumes they can solve them within 10 minutes on the google.


You mean that most people have hundreds of years of research and knowledge at there fingertips ? and make their own judgment based on things that are generally agreed upon scientifically ?

This is a travesty!
 
2014-07-07 01:20:46 AM  

DrPainMD: Personally, I can't wait to get Alzheimer's. No more work, no more responsibilities. Just sitting on the porch, drooling on myself and waiting to be entertained by my next fart.


Given the increased attempts at suicide with AD, I seriously doubt the end you are imagining wouldn't be utterly horrible and not some bay-like existence.

A study in Israel by Yoram Barak and Dov Aizenberg, 2002, "Suicide Amongst Alzheimer's Disease Patients"

 Between 1991 and 2000 there were 1,551 admissions to our center who were 65 years or older. Of these, 341 were diagnosed (DSM-IV criteria) as suffering from dementia and 215/341 as suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD). Sixteen AD patients (7.4% of all AD patients) were admitted immediately following a suicide attempt. The control group consisted of the next admission of an elderly AD patient matched for age and gender. The index group (suicidal patients) differed from controls in Clinical Dementia Rating scores (p = 0.017) and higher frequency of previous suicide attempts (p = 0.022). Lifetime psychopathology was not associated with higher rates of suicide attempts (p = 0.068). Physicians should be aware that suicide attempts are not rare in elderly AD patients. Higher level of daily functioning and previous suicide attempts are associated with increased suicidal risk.
 
2014-07-07 01:22:37 AM  

albatros183: You mean that most people have hundreds of years of research and knowledge at there fingertips ? and make their own judgment based on things that are generally agreed upon scientifically ?


That word....

Millions of internet doctors insisting that ADHD, depression, and fibromyalgia don't exist do not know what it means....
 
2014-07-07 01:23:16 AM  
I have an interest in this as my grandmother and her brother both had forms of dementia/Alzheimer's (exact diagnoses varied and they were diagnosed and died some 14 years apart, but with similar symptoms in the end).

I've done some reading on the subject, and the most promising, lowest cost preventative thing I've found is turmeric.  The elderly in small villages in India still have low rates of dementia/Alzheimer's relative to western countries, and in general from what I can find it seems India's overall rates of these diseases were fairly low until the late 20th century which also corresponded to an influx of western-style dietary changes.  A main component of the traditional diet of Indians (and has been for a long time) is turmeric.

Far from conclusive, I know, but limited evidence seems to show that turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and also lowers blood sugar.  Either or both of these may have an impact.

Increasing turmeric in my diet is the least-cost thing I can do right now with the least amount of side-effects (mostly your crap turns yellowish, and if you eat a lot of it, your urine smells a bit odd), which gives me a bit of hope for the future in a game of genetic Russian Roulette.
 
2014-07-07 01:24:26 AM  

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.
 
2014-07-07 01:54:53 AM  

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.
 
2014-07-07 02:16:14 AM  

zeio: Physicians should be aware that suicide attempts are not rare in elderly AD patients. Higher level of daily functioning and previous suicide attempts are associated with increased suicidal risk.


I'd want off the ride too if my brain was melting like that.

Take a trip out to the garage on one of my last good days to fall asleep breathing car fumes.
 
2014-07-07 02:46:44 AM  

DrPainMD: Personally, I can't wait to get Alzheimer's. No more work, no more responsibilities. Just sitting on the porch, drooling on myself and waiting to be entertained by my next fart.


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

/My uncle.
//If you can't laugh at death, what's the point of dying.
 
2014-07-07 05:37:35 AM  

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.


Jenny McCarthy
 
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