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Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:01 PM

 

Not that it's an excuse, and not that I'm a shrink, but I still believe Trump has Alzheimer's

or some form of dementia. That's not to say he doesn't have and hasn't long had other personality disorders- Professor Gardner of a Harvard who teaches developmental psych literally plans to use Trump as a text book case of extreme narcissism in classes he teaches.

That he's disagreeable, boorish etc, isn't exactly a good thing, but that he's dangerously mentally unstable, well, that's the real problem.

Trump's father had Alzheimer's and there is thought to be hereditary component to it. Recent research indicates that memory loss may not be the first indicator and that there are subtle symptoms that can be missed for years.

Maybe every presidential nominee should have to undergo a psych evaluation- and there are some early ways to determine Alzheimer's.

In any case, I think it could not be clearer that he's mentally unstable.

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Reply Not that it's an excuse, and not that I'm a shrink, but I still believe Trump has Alzheimer's (Original post)
cali Aug 2016 OP
6chars Aug 2016 #1
NurseJackie Aug 2016 #2
bettyellen Aug 2016 #3
kestrel91316 Aug 2016 #4
cwydro Aug 2016 #5
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2016 #6
Siwsan Aug 2016 #7
C_U_L8R Aug 2016 #8

Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:04 PM

1. Trump already passed his psych evaluation

It was called the Republican primary.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:05 PM

2. His vocabulary is limited and he has difficulty in expressing a complete thought ...

... before changing the subject entirely.

He's like a puppy in a field chasing butterflies, no squirrels, no cats, no dandelion seeds, no leaves, wait no, what, he heard something, no, okay, it was a BALL that he was supposed to be chasing.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:07 PM

3. I've known people with Alzheimer's and I can't say I agree but it seems he

 

Has a classic case of no one near him ever told him when he was off the rails. He's gone on his whole adult life being a total ass and his ex wives are probably the only people close who ever said anything when he showed his ass. He's lived in la la land his whole life.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:08 PM

4. This is a man who was told he was literally "a king" when he was growing up.

 

N one has ever disabused him of that notion, and this is the result.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:09 PM

5. Something is seriously wrong with him.

But I don't think it's Alzheimer's

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:12 PM

6. He's not much different...

... than how his ghostwriter describes him from years ago:
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/25/donald-trumps-ghostwriter-tells-all

Maybe his brain has a few more holes in it now, but the core of his personality seems unchanged.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:15 PM

7. Having just gone through this with my Mom, I agree it could be the beginning of Alzheimers

It was my experience that when the disease started to take hold, it removed the 'filters' and her underlying personality came though with a vengeance. Aspects she was able to moderate came into full focus and it only got worse. Paranoia, flinging accusations, name calling... it is a hideous disease.

She was manageable, for the most part, until about the last 6 months, but then we had to bring in help. At the end, I was the only person she recognized. Everyone else was a stranger. She and we are fortunate that this didn't go on for years.

It wasn't me who noticed it because I was with her so much, call me the frog dropped into the warm water who didn't notice when it started to boil. So his family might be rationalizing away his increasingly bizarre behavior.

Of course, he could just be a full blown narcissist and his sycophants are maniacally feeding the flames.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:16 PM

8. I don't know if people with Alzheimer's

Take a keen interest in deploying nuclear weapons.
I think there's something more sinister and wrong with the guy.
I like to make fun of Trump just as much as anyone but
I don't want the joke to be on us. He must be defeated.

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