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Re: Loosing Memory
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2019, 05:34:21 AM »
Loosing my memory?  Nope, not me.  I remember last year like it was only yesterday.   :)
You do realize you posted almost this exact same thing last week don't you? ;)

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« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2019, 07:41:57 AM »
I have to put things in ceratin places,like my keys. I hate looking for something that I put in plain sight for me to see. :D  :D
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« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2019, 07:51:19 AM »
 We ate late last night cause I forgot to put the roast in the oven ::) musteat_1 .
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Re: Loosing Memory
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2019, 10:11:16 AM »
My mom died of dementia, my sister Connie died from early onset alzheimers. My sister Ann was diagnosed with alzheimers earlier this past summer.  Every time I have trouble remembering I worry about this. I did the 23 and me to see if I had any genetic predisposition toit but thankfully it came up negative.  I am hoping my troubles the last year or so is just normal aging, but I struggle with things that use to be easy. There is no more multi tasking for me. I used to be able to think about several things as the same time.  My memory and the problems with my vision has brought a near end to my ability to build websites because it is a very real struggle.  It effects me here. I think I have posted on something or answered something and find that either I screwed it up or never did it.
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Re: Loosing Memory
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2019, 07:47:26 AM »
Jeff,

 I am hoping that your troubles are temporary.
No one in my family has had dementia or altimeters but I have lost more words and thoughts than ever. I am blaming it on how busy I am but there's a little nagging thought in the back of my head that it might be something more.

Here's to a long and cognizant life.

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« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2019, 08:17:10 AM »
It effects me here.
 

So,boss, who's in charge of telling ya if that ever happens?  Asking for a friend. 
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« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2019, 08:37:01 AM »
Whoever cares enough i guess. I dunno. Its a conundrum.  
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Re: Loosing Memory
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2019, 09:07:45 AM »
Maybe if you could just get some good sleep, things will improve.

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« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2019, 09:16:44 AM »
Jeff I have the same family type issues.
My mother her mother and sister all went the Alzheimers route and it gives me pause when I forget stuff names especially. 
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« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2019, 09:39:56 AM »
Maybe if you could just get some good sleep, things will improve.

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Re: Loosing Memory
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2019, 12:49:29 PM »
Jeff:  You have been very open about your health issues, in detail, as they occur, things I never ever considered. That says a lot about your character and your thought processing.  Seems clear to me. A recent "Pluggers" pinpointed the reason:  It's the doorway opening that causes memory loss when you enter a room and forget why ;D.  Kidding aside, my wife's parents both passed from Alzheimers, painful to watch. And certainly when forgetfulness happens with her I stop and think about it. But, forgetting and memory loss are not the same. Age does play a factor.

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« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2019, 10:16:03 PM »
Jeff, I have not posted anything about my situation yet but I have been dealing with being a caregiver to my wife for the last two years or so as she has now been formally diagnosed with Alzheimer's. There is no definitive way to diagnose Alzheimer's other than with an autopsy but her recent brain scans show indicators that are consistent with others that have been confirmed with the disease. She has an upcoming MRI in December but I am uncertain what more we may learn from that test.

I would strongly suggest you read some books on Dementia/Alzheimer's and a very informative book that may help you understand some of the things you should be looking at is "The End of Alzheimer's"  by Dale Bredsen. The doctors at Mayo do not agree with his treatment method (they say it's far more complicated than he describes) but he accurately describes many of the factors that are important for your lifestyle.

At our last visit with the doctor in Neurology he emphasized twice that nothing is more important for retaining memory than getting a good nights sleep which is somewhat difficult with my wife as she also has sleep apnea and forgets to use her machine at night or takes it off after I go to sleep.

As far as how anyone gets Alzheimer's, the doctor told us that everyone he sees is somewhat uncertain where the disease came from. Genetics is not the only answer and my wife was also tested thru 23 and me and is negative for that APOE4 gene that is an indicator for Alzheimer's and has zero family history for dementia of any kind. The only other prime cause would be lifestyle but as the doctor told us it's far more complicated than one factor and they still do not know.

As far as treatment, there is still nothing significant. There was recently another spectacular failure of another amyloid plaque drug where hundreds of millions of dollars went down the drain. All of these drug failures to date have either not helped or made things worse and the drug companies have now been cured of trying to block the formulation of the amyloid plaque as a cure.

So the only advice I can give you is to read up on the lifestyle choices they believe will slow or prevent additional memory loss with the first thing is getting good sleep.        
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Re: Loosing Memory
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2019, 08:23:05 AM »
I have knee replacement surgery scheduled for the 18th so I needed to make a trip to the Cabin to get my Dad's walker to keep from having to buy one.  I hated to make a 90 mile round trip just to get the walker so I managed to squeeze in a half day on the tractor bushhogging, etc.

Yup, forgot to get the walker.  :-X
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« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2019, 04:20:56 PM »
The important question is.....how many of those 90 miles were covered while bush hogging?   ;)
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« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2019, 08:37:46 PM »
The way my mind works,or don't work,the walker goes in as soon as I get to the cabin. :(
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« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2019, 12:27:05 AM »
A comment I read a couple of years ago by a neurologist.

"If you're worried about your memory loss, you're probably OK. If your caregiver or spouse is worried about your memory loss and you aren't, then you have a problem."
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