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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 10:06 AM

3. People need to be very frightened - we joke now...

We took my mother to be checked and the doctor said she had "mild" Alzheimer's.
This was at a point when we were trying to decide whether it was safe for her to live alone.
This shows the urgency the medical profession has for this desease.

At work we all would joke about having senior moments when we forgot what we were
trying to say - these people are in their late 40's and early 50's

I asked my optometrist if he had a test to detect B-amyloids in the eye and he said it was still experimental. So, my mother-in-law was going to get cataracts removed and I had her ask - they said the same thing - still experimental.

this month's Reader's Digest has a Dr. saying not to worry to a 50 year old about forgetting where they parked the car - He said "It's normal".

We need to protest this thinking by our medical profession and get them moving on preventitive care instead of accepting the fact that people start to forget in their 40's. This is unacceptable!

Picture yourself sitting in a chair and just realizing that you can't figure out why your in a strange room and you find out you've been living with your daughter's family for the past 6 months before you slip back into a catatonic stupor. This is scarey stuff, folks. We need to impress upon people what an epidemic we are facing here.

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