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Old 01-02-2022, 09:41 AM   #16
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Everyone i knew who developed dementia felt it coming on. They could tell that their forgetfulness was increasing.

The shameful thing is the combination of isolation and chemical restraints used in every nursing home i have seen here in Oregon. People without a depression diagnosis were given antidepressants that are not supposed to be used in the long-term. Heavy psych meds are cheaper than adequate staffing. There has got to be a better way.
 
Old 01-02-2022, 05:23 PM   #17
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Everyone i knew who developed dementia felt it coming on. They could tell that their forgetfulness was increasing.

The shameful thing is the combination of isolation and chemical restraints used in every nursing home i have seen here in Oregon. People without a depression diagnosis were given antidepressants that are not supposed to be used in the long-term. Heavy psych meds are cheaper than adequate staffing. There has got to be a better way.
The sad cases are those where medication caused the dementia, and when it presented they gave MORE medication to control those symptoms thus perpetuating the problem.
 
Old 01-03-2022, 10:37 AM   #18
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Oh for sure! I agree that is tragic.

I have seen it happen with blood pressure meds too. ACE inhibitors cause angioedema more frequently than the official statistics. The doctors don't always see that though They see the higher blood pressure resulting from the physical pain, and they up the prescription to a higher dose. Someone needs to assume responsibility, read the label, and read between the lines.

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Old 01-03-2022, 06:04 PM   #19
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Yep. So I can start on a walk about. Disappeared on a road trip for 6 months once. Right before the divorce.
 
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Yep. So I can start on a walk about. Disappeared on a road trip for 6 months once. Right before the divorce.
You know, of course that a long walk-about is the last thing recommended for a dementia patient; unless you're going for some other terminus like a long walk on a short pier.

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Old 01-04-2022, 10:07 AM   #21
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No piers in the western texas, nm, colorado, wyoming , and not a lot of people either.

I aint no city boy.
 
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Yes, I'd absolutely want to know.

Many forms of dementia can be effectively treated, including Alzheimers. However, the treatments available today typically prevents the disease from progressing, so not starting treatment early can be pretty disastrous.

And even if the disease in question couldn't be treated (like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or Huntington's Chorea), I'd still like to know early on so I could put my affairs in order, and fully enjoy the days I still had left with my faculties reasonably intact.
 
Old 01-07-2022, 03:25 AM   #23
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I heard yesterday that someone has created an AI algorithm which can tell people reliably whether their "senior moments" signal an early stage of dementia. I can't imagine anything more horrible!

With something like cancer, it usually pays to get an early diagnosis because cancer is often curable in its early stages. Dementia is progressive and incurable, and it eventually deprives you of all dignity. There are no effective treatments.

In my opinion there is only one time to get a dementia diagnosis and that is when you are already too senile to know or care what it means.

How do other people feel about this? Would you want to submit to such a test?
The fact is that:

If you do not write (pencil, i.e. pen & paper), you increase your risk greatly. There are numerous research, which reports it.

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Old 01-13-2022, 07:15 PM   #24
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Hmm... intersting, I think I'll respond to this thread.

Just give me magic mushrooms till the end: psilocybin is said to have potential to help restore neural pathways, and since its just recently legal for researchers to study it again, I would volunteer to participate in such a study.
 
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Hmm... intersting, I think I'll respond to this thread.

Just give me magic mushrooms till the end: psilocybin is said to have potential to help restore neural pathways, and since its just recently legal for researchers to study it again, I would volunteer to participate in such a study.
chemistry versus mechanical.

The results done by mobility of the body are greater.

Example: "take pills to stay healthy versus doing sport regularly."
 
  


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