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Roll Tide Ravens
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There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
but I don't know if, illness wise, it gets much worse than Alzheimer's disease. To see someone still alive, but lose everything that makes them who they are. Seeing someone you love wither away, even though they are still there physically. To know, that there is literally no way to halt its progression like is possible with other illnesses.

I'm not taking away from the other illnesses and how horrible they are. Alzheimer's just has unique things that make it hard to bear in its own way.

Sorry for the depressing post, sometimes you just gotta talk.


IonaTiger
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
It's very hard on a loved one. I pray for a quick and merciful end, but it just goes on and on. My best wishes to you.


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upgrayedd
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
I agree. I truly wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.


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cheesesteak501
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
There's a guy with Alzheimer's who comes into my restaurant every single day around noon, gets a cup of water and walks around the whole place, then leaves. The nicest guy.


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chinhoyang
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
My Aunt has Alzheimer's. It is a terrible disease.


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Jorts 'R Us
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
Idk your situation but you are getting a prayer, baw.


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lsuguy84
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
Sorry for your struggle. It's real. As with every illness or disease, it has its own unique circumstances to overcome. I hope it's not your mother given the timing of the post, and if it is I'm very sorry to hear that.


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SerenityNow
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
I'm with you. My mother is 68 and in a nursing home. Her dementia kicked in at 60 and it got really bad about 3-4 years ago.

She is currently in a place in Alabama where the cost is more affordable so I'm not able to see her much, which is somewhat of a relief and utterly awful all at once.

I'm hoping for a peaceful end. She would be mortified that she turned out this way.

Stay strong.
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shinerfan
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
Saw my mom this morning and its heartbreaking. She doesn't have Alzheimer's, just run of the mill age related dementia but her mind is gone. She's rarely clear on who I am. Sure wish I had found more time to spend with her when she was sharp and funny and full of unlikely stories about the family history in Ireland.


Bushmaster
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
Damn sorry to hear that. Has to be very difficult. Prayers.


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Centinel
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
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Saw my mom this morning and its heartbreaking. She doesn't have Alzheimer's, just run of the mill age related dementia but her mind is gone.


Same with my grandmother who I'm closer to than my actual mother. It's really, really rough.


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Mid Iowa Tiger
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
Toss up for me between that and Lou Gehrig.


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VABuckeye
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
ALS aka Lou Gehrig's disease. It's horrible.


OWLFAN86
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
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Roll Tide Ravens

very sorry to hear


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goldshellback
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
My dad had a stroke three years ago and Alzheimer's hit almost instantly thereafter. It's killing us watching the strong, righteous man that raised us wither away like he is.


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cgrand
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
it runs in my family
my grandmother held on almost 15 years is full stage dementia
not only had she forgotten who she was, it went on so long I damn near forgot what she was like before

I know it's coming for my dad who's 72 and still works every day
and I know it's coming for me

I've declared specific instructions in my will that when it does happen to me I am to be relived of my post


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Hangover Haven
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
I don't know ALS is pretty bad as well.. They lose their entire self, but their brain is totally aware of everything wrong with themselves... With Alzheimer's, at least they get to a point where they're not aware anymore...

But they're both terrible..
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CorkSoaker
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Member since Oct 2008
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
While I am so happy to be spending this special day with my family, I can't help but think of a friend who's 7 year old only child, who was recently diagnosed with DIPG is probably spending her last Mother's Day with this precious child. Too many sad things like this in the world. You just have to appreciate every day of healthy living.


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BeerMoney
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2012
4196 posts

re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
Yes sir. It's a terrible disease. Watched my grandfather go out with that. Probably the only thing worse from the victim perspective would be ALS which is my worst nightmare.


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jimbeam
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re: There are so many sad and devastating things in the world
ALS to me is worse on the person who has it
Dementia is worse on the family. :(


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