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Old 12-12-2017, 07:02 PM
 
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My father's siblings and my father all had Alzheimer's. So far my oldest brother (72) is still sharp as a tack.

But I worry.

I found one of his aunts death notices in Mexico from 1955 and she died of senility . Well that was one of her health issues.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:24 PM
 
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I know LOTS of people in who are losing their mental abilities in their 50s and 60s. The David Cassidy story of how someone only 66 years old can being fighting Dementia really hit home.

I am only 62 and I am not nearly as sharp as I was just a few years ago. Many people I know are showing signs of dementia at an early age.

The experts though tell everyone to keep working until they are 70 and wait until then to collect Social Security.

Some of us may be living longer but are we in great shape mentally?
The governments goal is for you to work until your 70 and for you to die at 72. That will fix the problems with SS.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:57 PM
 
Location: The South
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I have a friend , 66, had knee surgery. I saw him about a month before surgery, appeared normal. About two months after surgery, has dementia, dioganosed as Lewy bodies dementia. Not good.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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A lot of times the mental skills going quickly and without prior warning.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I began having brain or mental focusing problems in my fifties when I was put on Prednisone. It really messed me up both mentally and physically. I was on high doses off and on over the years and never really got over the side effects even after I no longer took it. Along with the illness it was supposed to treat it caused a kind of brain fog. Concentrating at work became impossible. As I got older, age added to the problem. I function just fine but not well enough to do the work I used to do.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:31 AM
 
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I have a friend , 66, had knee surgery. I saw him about a month before surgery, appeared normal. About two months after surgery, has dementia, dioganosed as Lewy bodies dementia. Not good.
I always wonder if for some people having surgery puts them over the edge and accelerates the chances of getting dementia. It seems to have happened with some people.
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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My whole family just about lived into 80-90's and their minds were good as far as I knew...parents for sure.

I'm 79, had hip replacement surgery and my mind is still pretty sharp ...

I do take supplements and believe they are helping with all circulation including the brain. There is a lot of info on coconut oil and brain health.

Plus know that there is info on benzos and even benedryl connected to dementia. And probably others too affect the brain. There is a thread in supplements in health and wellness on brain boosters....there are 100's out there to look into.
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I am 65 and absolutely not as sharp as I used to be. Also I always had a great vocabulary and now I struggle for words all the time. It drives me nuts. Also I have lost a lot of the knowledge that I used to have about many different subjects. What is the point of spending your whole life learning things if you are only going to forget it all at the end.
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