Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by joseephuss, Aug 8, 2017.
Glen Campbell...He's still gentle on my mind.
I have come to believe Alzheimer's is the most evil disease of all time.
RIP Rhinestone Cowboy
Dude!!! I don't know why but I'm still laughing at your post.
I have fond memories of my grandparents of that song when I was a kid.
I have a relative suffering from it now and it's much worse than movies and TV shows portray it .. much worse ..
I'm glad for that, but you just made a 51 year old man feel ancient. Lol
And me prehistoric!! I need a drink!
You were not exactly old when that came out
One of my aunts has it, breaks our hearts. The funny thing is, that the family probably suffers more than she does.
And that's the real issue that no one talks about. The emotional stress put on family members, especially those who are the primary caregivers, can be unreal. On TV, dementia patients are usually shown docile and dormant, sitting in chairs staring endlessly at nothing. In the real world, dementia patients are in denial, quite active, prone to bad decisions, bad hygiene, anger, paranoia and more.
Great guitar player too....ever gentle on my mind is classic... RIP Mr Campbell
The guy was a session musician before he hit the big time, and a very good guitarist to boot. RIP Wichita Lineman...........
That's the amazing thing about our brain. How it stores the information doesn't make sense. I seem to remember the doctors saying the way the brain process music is different than remembering faces and normal memories. It's like that singer Mel Tillis. He stutters when he talks (or he did back in the day) but when he sang there was no hesitation. You would think singing and talking would be pretty much the same thing but it's obviously not
Guess I need to get checked.....
Close.... but I'd vote for ALS..... scary stuff.....
I suppose that's one of side effects of science being able to make us live longer. There are a lot more of us getting old where the chances of developing it increase.
Ancient? My tukhus....You're nothin' but a whippersnapper.
My ex-wife's grandmother suffered from it for nearly 8 years. This woman used to tip the scales at maybe 110 pounds and was as docile as can be. Her personality did a 180 over the years and her weight nearly doubled. She became mean and if she wasn't mean to people she was always hungry or sleeping. I felt so bad for my mother-in-law. She was the only one to take care of her. Her brothers lived on the other side of the country so they couldn't help. I think my mother-in-law had to sigh a little relief when her mother finally passed.
I told my daughter if I get that disease put me in a home. I will not want my daughter wasting her life taking care of me. I can't imagine my daughter wiping my butt after I've soiled myself.
If we all lived long enough, everyone will get cancer and alzheimers, 100% guaranteed. That is the body breaking down from aging. It may seem like a good idea to live to 120 but it won't be pretty
As I Ranchy. Loved his music when I was a wittle wirl. Now I'm into Techno. Go figure.