Alzheimer's A Horrible disease

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  1. moparcrazy

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    My Pop's Died of this disease about 3 years ago, anyone who has dealt with this knows the pain seeing them suffer. this young man sings a beautiful song to his momma.

     
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      You are right, this is a terrible thing that happens to people.
      The movie "The Notebook" deals with this in a very sweet manner. I would absolutely lose myself if my Wife started fading away.
       
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      • steve from staten island

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        Sorry about your dad, a terrible disease
         
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          I'm sorry! I lost both my parents a little while ago, and am comforted in the words my mom said before she left. She said she was ready for that greatest vacation she had been looking forward to.

          BTW, the newest news is that they think they now know the cause of alzheimer disease. Something in teeth.
           
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          • BIGSHCLUNK

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            Yes I saw that thing on the teeth/gums bacteria myself. My dad is 95, with a bit of dementia.... slowing going down the path soto speak
             
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            Something in the teeth. Will the cure still take years?
             
          • moparmarks

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            My grandma had it and then my Dad had it for over 15 years. It has taken a toll on my family. I hope I die before I get it. Don't want to put my kids through that.
             
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            • Richard Cranium

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              In the end, my dad had Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson's all wrapped up together. He's been dead now for 11 years this summer. The last 2 years of his life were just awful. Makes me wonder if I'll end up the same way in less than 20 years. :(
               
            • moparcrazy

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              my dad had Parkinson's To, his parents didn't have Alzheimer's but all his sisters and brothers {4} got it I was told it typically skips a generation ? will see I guess.
               
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              • FJ6AAR

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                My Mother and Grandmother died from this.
                 
              • Don

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                It's all bad. My Dad died of Alzheimer's after 10 years. He was reduced to having to be hoisted out of his bed and into a wheelchair, being spoon-fed ground up food, and of course someone taking care of cleaning up his bodily functions. The last time I saw him alive when he was fed the food would just run down from his mouth. He had quit eating and I knew then that the end was near. He died the next month. My mom currently has advanced Parkinson's disease and will soon be in a wheelchair. She is also showing strong signs of dementia. My mom-in-law has Alzheimer's and has been living with us full time for almost a year now. Like I said, it's all bad; however, God gives my family strength.
                 
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                • BeeKool

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                  My GFs grandfather is in a dementia ward. Doesnt know what day it is, doesnt know that his wife died 6 months ago, (for his own good he can get violent). Even though he is mostly wheelchair bound and not of sound mind the man the (Korean War Veteran) stands and salutes the flag in his room. Bitter sweet.
                   
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                  • G.V.Charger

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                    Just going thru my first round, My favorite aunt, and the youngest of three, 74 years old. The family put her in a retirement home a month ago, my uncle, claims she blames him for everything, and he does not know how to deal with it. Which just makes it more difficult, the family attitude seems to be, what can we do???? Me, What ever we can do, something is better than nothing. Looking at all avenue's, I googled Alzheimer's and cannabis, was surprised that Alzheimer's and dementia and Lou Garrets disease all have common points.
                    I have seen where people with Garret's disease have uncontrollable body control, smoke a joint,and regain their body control.
                    A little something to read here,
                    https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-dementia/treatments/alternative-therapies/cannabis-and-dementia
                     
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                    Cannabis as a form of alternative treatment is a hoax. Read this month's "Imprimus" from Hilldale College for more information.
                     
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                    • Dibbons

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                      My worst nightmare also, just read a case where the mother stopped swallowing .. then what does one do after that?
                       
                    • BeeKool

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                      If it works it works. If it doesnt it doesnt. With those words I will add this:
                      Im not going to take anything Imprimis says as gospel anymore than Im going to take Washington Post as gospel.

                      Ive heard plenty of positive things about Cannabinoids and treatment of neurological ailments. From doctors from patients. Not necessarily all of them are THC either. Many parents in Iowa drive to Colorado to get the oils.At the risk of felony charges.

                      Point being I will take the word of patients before I take the word of a politically motivated Newspaper. And Yes I recieve Imprimis, agree with some of it, at the end of the day though its a printed paper intended to shape opinion. While the only opinion the patients have is to relieve symptoms.
                       
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                      • Grady Cain

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                        Lost my mom to it 5 years ago. My girlfriend's mom has it now and she is only 67. WTF...
                         
                      • multimopes

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                        My mother died from that a little over 3 years ago. An absolute horrible disease. The last words she ever spoke were, " Please help me! "
                         
                      • mopar 3 B

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                        This is why an end of life agreement is very important. I can see no good in keeping one alive in a vegetative state just to make family happy. There has to be a more compassionate why to deal with death than or present systems allow. Dad slowly starved to death in a hospice center. Not a good way to die.
                         
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