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    Jimmy Calderwood - Alzheimer's

    https://www.bing.com/news/search?q=S...wood&FORM=EWRE

    If you can get past the numerous sevco mentions a pretty sad read on a horrible disease

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    Horrible disease.
    As much as Jimmy became a bit of a figure of fun here, that's a heartbreaking read.

    We all used to joke about the "Hingmy" stuff, but was that the first sign?

    Sad.

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    My granny went that way it’s just a horrible disease. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Keep fighting jc

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    Very sad to hear that JC has deteriorated so rapidly, horrible illness .

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    Wouldn't wish it on anyone. Well almost no-one. I liked him. It wasn't all bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InversneckieDob View Post
    Horrible disease.
    As much as Jimmy became a bit of a figure of fun here, that's a heartbreaking read.

    We all used to joke about the "Hingmy" stuff, but was that the first sign?

    Sad.
    Quite possibly. I have no idea about the sad state of affairs in Jimmy's case but would point out to anyone who might be seeing the things his son saw that dementia is more than Alzheimer's. Early onset dementia, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, FTD, even Parkinson's with its associated dementia are all different and all I can offer is my own experience, 'I would never have thought ..'. Much of the diagnosis and information to family comes from generalists in geriatric medicine rather than specialists. Read, ask questions, find other experts who will talk to you. It's a horrible feeling, and again from personal experience, to have done all the relevant reading post mortem (and who knows where to concentrate before) and conclude. 'If only I had known'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustlinsweetiepapers View Post
    Quite possibly. I have no idea about the sad state of affairs in Jimmy's case but would point out to anyone who might be seeing the things his son saw that dementia is more than Alzheimer's. Early onset dementia, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, FTD, even Parkinson's with its associated dementia are all different and all I can offer is my own experience, 'I would never have thought ..'. Much of the diagnosis and information to family comes from generalists in geriatric medicine rather than specialists. Read, ask questions, find other experts who will talk to you. It's a horrible feeling, and again from personal experience, to have done all the relevant reading post mortem (and who knows where to concentrate before) and conclude. 'If only I had known'.
    Valid post!

    Whilst there is nae 'good' dementia ... I welcome rustlinsweetiepapers post. In my past employment in the care profession, I worked wi folk fa had Korsakoffs syndrome ... or alcohol dementia. Fascinatin stuff ... very fixed view of personal identity, but wacky as fvck personal history ... filled in with confabulatory 'bridge' stories.

    And then there was that guy with Arteriosclerotic Dementia ... a condition majorly halted by good diet and correct medication ... pretty functional and independent, but told the same stories over, and over, and over .... again, and again, .... and ....

    Thing was tho .... every time he told the story, he expressed, in his voice, and with his body language, like it was the first time he'd told it ... to anyone. And so every time I heard it, I felt like I was privileged to be the first to know! ....

    He was a good guy to know and be chums with .... whether or not Ah was gettin peyed by the hour tae look efter

    ....... Fave multi-repeated stories/phrases ...

    Ach awa ... dinna gie a yer worries

    Go home, Go home Tom Doolie

    Fairmer Ah worked for kept geese ... coorse beasts! ... tak a hud o' ye!

    ..... there's more, but as Ah said above, it was always a pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaeMairNeeps View Post
    Valid post!

    Whilst there is nae 'good' dementia ... I welcome rustlinsweetiepapers post. In my past employment in the care profession, I worked wi folk fa had Korsakoffs syndrome ... or alcohol dementia. Fascinatin stuff ... very fixed view of personal identity, but wacky as fvck personal history ... filled in with confabulatory 'bridge' stories.

    And then there was that guy with Arteriosclerotic Dementia ... a condition majorly halted by good diet and correct medication ... pretty functional and independent, but told the same stories over, and over, and over .... again, and again, .... and ....

    Thing was tho .... every time he told the story, he expressed, in his voice, and with his body language, like it was the first time he'd told it ... to anyone. And so every time I heard it, I felt like I was privileged to be the first to know! ....

    He was a good guy to know and be chums with .... whether or not Ah was gettin peyed by the hour tae look efter

    ....... Fave multi-repeated stories/phrases ...

    Ach awa ... dinna gie a yer worries

    Go home, Go home Tom Doolie

    Fairmer Ah worked for kept geese ... coorse beasts! ... tak a hud o' ye!

    ..... there's more, but as Ah said above, it was always a pleasure.
    The amusing side to a horrible disease. Had a PEERIE chuckle to that!

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