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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 03:06 AM

Seems like all my older male relatives are developing mental type disabilities

Or maybe neuromuscular would be a better word. With my two oldest brother in laws thereís dementia and Alzheimerís. Just found out today that the one who is about my age got diagnosed with Parkinsonís. And my brother recently died from ALs. Seems like more of that kind of stuff these days. Or maybe itís just that people are living longer.

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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 03:49 AM

1. For years it has been suggested that the medical marvels of our...

youth just set us up for the really bad stuff later on.

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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 08:36 AM

2. As I age, my biggest concern is

the circumstances under which I make my final exit.

Heart attack?
Cancer?
Stroke and its effects?
Mental disease?
Car or other accident ?

Assisted suicide?

All in all, it ain't pretty.


or

to quote W.C. Fields, "All in all, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."

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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:39 AM

3. And I wonder about what I see in the younger children.

As a healthcare professional I seem to find many kids in the grades 3-7 seem to lack perception(?)- is that the right word?

At a family dinner I once asked the group if ALL the kids nowadays have ADHD ? The teachers didn't say anything but simply smile and nod their heads in agreement.

As an example I recently asked a typical question during case history, 'so what grade are you in now?' The 7th grader just looked at me, then looked at the ceiling without saying anything. So, I repeated the question again...this time the boy replied, 'nothing'.
(Many people may not realize that taking case history is also a way to assess the persons mental capacity, presence, mood, in addition to discover health history)

This time I asked, "you're in nothing grade?" To this question he seemed to snap out of his mental fogginess to tell me he was in 7th grade.

So to answer this simple question, this took 1-2 minutes. Can you imagine how more difficult questions take or what then what might happen is that the parent takes over answering the rest of the questions.

For a 7th grader? I don't get it.

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