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Are you frightened by the prospect of a future with Alzheimer's for yourself ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Mar 18, 2008.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Are you frightened by the prospect of a future with Alzheimer's for yourself ? I probably wouldent deal with that prospect very well.
  2. Lalabadie

    Lalabadie Guest

    Jan 11, 2007
    Yes. Both sides of my family are plagued with Alzheimer and Parkinson. I just don't want it to happen too soon.
  3. doktorfeelgood

    doktorfeelgood layin' it down like pavement Supporting Member

    Yeah, and to make matters worse, I just saw on the national Nightly News tonight that a new study out concludes that 1 in 8 can expect to have Alzheimer's in their old age. That's 18%...Now that's a big number and it got my attention... )-(
  4. My Mom has it BAAAAAAAAD now. I think I have it also. Not bad, just a bad memory.............Like...........where the hell are my keys............my cell phone...........my wallet.............my glasses :confused: :mad:

    I shouldn't have burned out all the brain cells in the 80s :rollno: I need them now :scowl:
  5. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Nope, because I'm a smoker, and smoking has a negative correlation with Alzhiemers and Parkinsons.

    I'm getting ready for the lung cancer, though.
  6. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Alta Loma, California
  7. seventhson

    seventhson Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2005
    Seattle, WA
  8. No.
  9. If these are your math skills now, you can't afford to lose much more mental function.
  10. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    yeah, my grandma has severe dementia, doesn't really even know who my mum is (her daughter). Its hard and pretty sad. It runs in my family...
  11. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    I used to work in a nursing home and I saw elderly people dying from many different causes. None of them scare me except Alzheimer's. I could handle cancer or diabetes or heart disease or anything else but I absolutely do not want to spend years in a deteriorating body with a mind that has long since quit functioning.
  12. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    NO...no history on either side of the family.
  13. KeithBMI's zing of the day.
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    No because living in fear of what might happen isn't worth it.
  15. Jonyak


    Oct 2, 2007
    Ottawa, Ont
    No I am not. I don't see why you should be, cause frankly once you get there you won't even know. no use fretting over it now.
  16. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    My great-grandmother before she died thought I was her second son when I went to visit her. Just to give her solace and at least something as simple as to see a smile on her face I would acknowledge it.
  17. falstro

    falstro Good Bassists Don't Forget Anything

    No, I don't.
    And you gotta look at the good side of it; if you do get Alzheimer's, you keep meeting new people!
  18. Im not, chances are heavily weighted towards any of us in the western world dying of either Heart Disease or Cancer (Heart Disease is still higher up than cancer, just).

    Every male in the family on my mums side had a heart attack at 50, (not during thier 50s, but actually 50!). So im not looking forward to that possibility. But they all seem to survive it well, my grandad had four heart attacks between 50 and 79, and his heart was still really healthy when he died apparently (cancer)

    Always a silver lining
  19. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Heck, I wouldn't remember I had it. It would suck for my family though. Put me on an ice flow and let me float off.
  20. Worrying about Alzheimers is like paying a debt you may have never owed. So... no.

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