Memory Loss

@magallon (16608)
Philippines
September 7, 2016 12:09am CST
My uncle in my father side had an Alzheimer's disease. He died at the age of 88. I can still remember the time when we visited him. He doesn't even recognize my father, his younger brother. He kept asking who we are. Alzheimer's is a general term for memory loss. It is a progressive disease, which worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild but as the person gets older he losses his ability to carry on a conversation and respond to his environment. I think, having this kind of disease is somewhat frightening. I can't imagine how my life would be if I lost my memory about everything. I think I should make many preparations if my doctor tells me that I will be suffering from Alzheimer's. I think, I am going to have a record of everything about me, my family, my children, my work and everything. How about You? What would you do if you come to know that you will be having a loss of memory? Photo credit: pinterest.com
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@ms1864 (6943)
• Bangalore, India
7 Sep 16
yes my grandmother lost her memory and didn't recognize any of us...it was a little heartbreaking. I do think it would be a good idea to prepare ....have you seen the movie '50 first Dates'? It is based around this concept.
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@ms1864 (6943)
• Bangalore, India
7 Sep 16
@magallon 50 First Dates is a story about a girl who can only keep her memories for 24 hours...and the n her mind resets. She gets into this condition because of a accident in her past.
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@magallon (16608)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
@ms1864 Oh I see. Its a short term memory. I have also watched an Indian film which is about a man who was hit by a log on the head and suffered from a short term memory.He losses his memory every 15 minutes. It's just like Dory in Finding Nemo.
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@ms1864 (6943)
• Bangalore, India
7 Sep 16
@magallon i think i know the movie you are talking about...this guy has tattoos all over him too right?
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@ridingbet (33428)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
we can eventually fight this sickness off. constant reminding helps sharpen the rather getting dull brain cells.
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@magallon (16608)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
There are medicines that can slow down the progress of this disease but there is no known cure.
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@ridingbet (33428)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
@magallon well, this illness, or dementia, has been here long time ago, so there is no treatment for that, but we as family, can retard the further development of this sickness with our relationship with the people who are susceptible to acquiring this.
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@magallon (16608)
• Philippines
8 Sep 16
@ridingbet It's good that you have supportive people around you.
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@SIMPLYD (73104)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
That's why at this early , i am drinking fish oil which is good for the memory as it is said . I am sad too that my mother-in-law has a mild dementia which when it worsens can lead to ALzheimer's . At this early , we are already trying to get her to see a specialist , because there are medications that can reverse or just arrest mild dementia and not progress to ALzheimer's .
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@magallon (16608)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
Yes, medications just slow down or delay its progress to Alzheimer's.
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@SIMPLYD (73104)
• Philippines
8 Sep 16
@magallon At least it could be slowed down still .
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@magallon (16608)
• Philippines
8 Sep 16
@SIMPLYD Yeah, right...
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@Yar_Joey (3314)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
Have somebody to remind me of my life. I can therefore reduce possibility of the dreadful disease
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@magallon (16608)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
having a person who has the patience to remind you of everything is very important if you have this kind of disease.
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@Yar_Joey (3314)
• Philippines
9 Sep 16
@magallon Provided that person is also very patient, correct?
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@magallon (16608)
• Philippines
10 Sep 16
@Yar_Joey yeah. Patience to remind you always.
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@skysnap (17590)
7 Sep 16
Alzheimer's is kind of pain on the brain and rest of the health.
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@magallon (16608)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. it is common to older people.
@skysnap (17590)
7 Sep 16
@magallon yeah however dementia can happen in any age.
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@magallon (16608)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
@skysnap Yes. According to studies, dementia often appears when someone is in their 40s or 50s and progresses as the person gets older.
@responsiveme (12683)
• India
7 Sep 16
This is a sad reality....you need to keep brain activ.
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@magallon (16608)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
Yes, it is really sad. Imagine the situation where you cannot the names of your children. Who and what they are. It will really be a sad reality.
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• India
7 Sep 16
@magallon this is happening more now...because of stress and adulterated foods...pesticides etc used on veggies....
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@magallon (16608)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
@responsiveme Yes, that's true.
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@1creekgirl (7141)
• United States
12 Sep
I would record on paper and videos everything I have done and experienced, if possible. Alzheimer's runs in my family.
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@magallon (16608)
• Philippines
13 Sep
Thank you so much for reading my post. It was September last year when I had this discussion. We have the same thinking on what to do as preparations for this kind of disease. Alzheimer's also runs in our blood.
@acelawrites (9949)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
We should understand people who have it. I think I will have a logbook too of so many things about me and my family; right now I had written all my passwords in my blogsites and social media sites; even bank acct. pin.
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@magallon (16608)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
I also have a record of those too. I am forgetful now so I need to write down important information.