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Old 04-13-2008, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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A bit ago, I was making arrangements by phone to have flowers sent to a friend's house. I gave directions to her house, the house number including "if you see this or that, you passed it." When just about everything was said and done, I was asked, "What color is your friend's house?" I went blank. I had absolutely no idea. I took a blind and wild guess and said "blue" oblivious if that was even close.

I am looking for opinions here, if you were me, would you be thinking you've finally gone around the proverbial bend?




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So, for those who are on the edges of their seats wondering what color my friend's house really is, it is not only blue, it is, in fact, an ugly blue. It is a gut-wrenching-dark blue-almost-neon-that-must-have-been-some-sort-of-paint-color-that-was-a-test-color-that-nobody-wanted-and-she-must-have-picked-up-for-next-to-nothing-because-why-else-would-anyone-so-nice-put-such-a-wretched-color-on-their-house-for-all-the-world-to-see? And I couldn't remember it.

Last edited by AliceT; 04-13-2008 at 10:27 AM.. Reason: memory loss affecting my internal spell checking ability
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Missouri Ozarks
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Things like this happen to people all the time. A few weeks ago, someone I did water aerobics with asked me what my husbands name was and my mind went blank. I normally have a great memory. The person that had asked me this question teased me about it a couple of times and we both had a laugh.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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No, you're obviously fine because you remembered the story long enough to tell us.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:37 AM
 
Location: southern california
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was having dinner with my mom in s. bay. i was served hot tea i reached for it she grabbed my hand
son dont drink that. it will give you alheimers.
i said what???
yes son that is lipton tea, if you drink lipton tea it will give you alheimers
mom, are you saying if i drink this, there are some things i wont remember?
well yes
i grab the tea and guzzle it down like a crazyman laughing.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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It gets worse as you get older. Get used to it.

Names for me. Been a problem my entire life. Has gotten worse. I can be with someone I've known for 20 years and will have to go over past conversations when someone else said their name to remember what it is.

Phone numbers. I blame cell phones. If they wouldn't store them I'd remember them. If people had numbers instead of names I would not have a problem - unless they were stored in my cell phone so I wouldn't have to remember. I think there is a conspiracy here...
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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This is a "club" we all have a membership in!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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My doctor told me to take a b-12 supplement every day to maintain good memory..I can't remember to take it though
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Blue-knew there was something I forgot today!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:01 PM
 
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This is a "club" we all have a membership in!!!!!!!!!!
You're right. It is and it's scary. I just lost my mother after a 12-year fight with Alzheimers and to have watched the deterioration over the years is a scary thing. That could be me someday!

I think one of the things that really worked against her was her failure to keep mentally active. When she retired, she really stopped doing almost everything and I think that had she stayed mentally active and challenged, perhaps things might have been different.

Stay mentally and physically active ... keep in touch with friends and family ... eat well ... do crossword puzzles ... even play in the CD games threads. Experts think that Alzheimer's will grow in epidemic-like numbers. I hope they are wrong.

Charley
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine FL
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You're right. It is and it's scary. I just lost my mother after a 12-year fight with Alzheimers and to have watched the deterioration over the years is a scary thing. That could be me someday!

I think one of the things that really worked against her was her failure to keep mentally active. When she retired, she really stopped doing almost everything and I think that had she stayed mentally active and challenged, perhaps things might have been different.

Stay mentally and physically active ... keep in touch with friends and family ... eat well ... do crossword puzzles ... even play in the CD games threads. Experts think that Alzheimer's will grow in epidemic-like numbers. I hope they are wrong.

Charley
Not sure about that. Had a dear friend who was extremely bright & read all the time. NYSlime cover to cover every week-end, did x-word puzzles & all that, was always in conversation with folks about politics, etc. He got alzheimer's. Don't they now think that there is some genetics involved?
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