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2022-05-16 3:23:09 AM  
LATE is also the #1 case of pregnancy.
 
2022-05-16 3:33:51 AM  
It's called LATE, but what exactly is it and why haven't we heard of it before?

I dunno; Starbucks has all kinds of new drinks I've never heard of.
 
2022-05-16 6:21:05 AM  
Knowing about dementia is great for research to try and stop it from happening in the future... but when YOU have dementia you should care very little about which variety.

It's all about unstoppable, progressive brain damage and you're going to get 'vague', confused, maybe angry and violent for a while, and shiat yourself a lot before you most likely die because you are no longer able to swallow properly.  Which variety is doing it to you won't matter a damn bit.
 
2022-05-16 7:41:29 AM  
That first paragraph of the article was awfully farking chipper for an article about dementia.

"Come on, let's play a guessing game about which horrible and terrifying disease is most common."

"Did you say Alzheimer's?  GOOD!"
 
2022-05-16 8:33:14 AM  

foo monkey: LATE is also the #1 case of pregnancy.


"Strike that, and reverse it."
 
2022-05-16 10:15:58 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Knowing about dementia is great for research to try and stop it from happening in the future... but when YOU have dementia you should care very little about which variety.

It's all about unstoppable, progressive brain damage and you're going to get 'vague', confused, maybe angry and violent for a while, and shiat yourself a lot before you most likely die because you are no longer able to swallow properly.  Which variety is doing it to you won't matter a damn bit.


But don't you dare try to end it early because American Puritanism DEMANDS the longest amount of suffering possible.
 
2022-05-16 10:51:26 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Unsung_Hero: Knowing about dementia is great for research to try and stop it from happening in the future... but when YOU have dementia you should care very little about which variety.

It's all about unstoppable, progressive brain damage and you're going to get 'vague', confused, maybe angry and violent for a while, and shiat yourself a lot before you most likely die because you are no longer able to swallow properly.  Which variety is doing it to you won't matter a damn bit.

But don't you dare try to end it early because American Puritanism DEMANDS the longest amount of suffering possible.


Ending it early is ethically complex regardless.

At any given point along the way, you are still a human with feelings... You just have less mental capacity.  Sure, at some point "past you" would want the trigger pulled, but by that time you're "present you" and want to live - and probably no longer have the capacity to consent to euthenasia even where it is legal.
 
2022-05-16 11:28:35 AM  

Unsung_Hero: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Unsung_Hero: Knowing about dementia is great for research to try and stop it from happening in the future... but when YOU have dementia you should care very little about which variety.

It's all about unstoppable, progressive brain damage and you're going to get 'vague', confused, maybe angry and violent for a while, and shiat yourself a lot before you most likely die because you are no longer able to swallow properly.  Which variety is doing it to you won't matter a damn bit.

But don't you dare try to end it early because American Puritanism DEMANDS the longest amount of suffering possible.

Ending it early is ethically complex regardless.

At any given point along the way, you are still a human with feelings... You just have less mental capacity.  Sure, at some point "past you" would want the trigger pulled, but by that time you're "present you" and want to live - and probably no longer have the capacity to consent to euthenasia even where it is legal.


Another variation on the 'Lie back and enjoy it.' argument from another topic bisecting religious oppression and personal freedom.
 
2022-05-16 11:42:07 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Unsung_Hero: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Unsung_Hero: Knowing about dementia is great for research to try and stop it from happening in the future... but when YOU have dementia you should care very little about which variety.

It's all about unstoppable, progressive brain damage and you're going to get 'vague', confused, maybe angry and violent for a while, and shiat yourself a lot before you most likely die because you are no longer able to swallow properly.  Which variety is doing it to you won't matter a damn bit.

But don't you dare try to end it early because American Puritanism DEMANDS the longest amount of suffering possible.

Ending it early is ethically complex regardless.

At any given point along the way, you are still a human with feelings... You just have less mental capacity.  Sure, at some point "past you" would want the trigger pulled, but by that time you're "present you" and want to live - and probably no longer have the capacity to consent to euthenasia even where it is legal.

Another variation on the 'Lie back and enjoy it.' argument from another topic bisecting religious oppression and personal freedom.


Fark you.

It's from the experience of actually dealing with it, asshole.
 
2022-05-16 12:17:25 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Knowing about dementia is great for research to try and stop it from happening in the future... but when YOU have dementia you should care very little about which variety.

It's all about unstoppable, progressive brain damage and you're going to get 'vague', confused, maybe angry and violent for a while, and shiat yourself a lot before you most likely die because you are no longer able to swallow properly.  Which variety is doing it to you won't matter a damn bit.


Dementia sucks. When and if I am diagnosed with losing my brain functions, my plan is to self-terminate.
 
2022-05-16 12:58:45 PM  
There is one nearly reversible cause of dementia: normal pressure hydrocephalus. I'd never heard of it until I was diagnosed with it at 65 years of age.

NPH is treated with a shunt which drains excess cerebrospinal fluid from your brain.

With my shunt I realized the apathy I'd  been experiencing for several years wasn't depression. It was an early sign of dementia. And it went away immediately after surgery.

Other symptoms of NPH include urinary urgency/incontinence, and balance/gait abnormalities. (Lack of balance is what sent me to the neurologist.)

NPH is understudied and underdiagnosed, so there's no telling where it would fit on the list in the article.
 
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