1. Twinklestar12

    Twinklestar12 Registered User

    Mar 21, 2015
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    #1 Twinklestar12, Mar 22, 2015
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  2. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,556
    Female
    Scotland
    Not all old people get dementia. My late mother's friend is 100 this year and as sharp as a tack when she phones me or I visit. My sister at 82 could knock spots off anyone in general knowledge.

    It is important to know that as when you are young and exposed to dementia you could begin to think it is inevitable.

    It is very hard to face the decline of people we care about but until we discover a prevention or cure for this horrible disease then we just have to deal with it.
     
  3. Pickles53

    Pickles53 Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    2,482
    Radcliffe on Trent
    My cousin died last year at 98, her only problem was increasingly poor sight. She used to exercise every day including hanging by her arms from the door frames to stretch. There's a family photo taken when she was in her 90's and she's sitting cross-legged on the floor. She too had a mind as sharp as a tack.

    Hope I've inherited that strand of the family genes....
     
  4. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    Hello Twinklestar 12
    I am sorry you felt the need to delete your post . I hope you will feel able to post on Talking Point again as their is a wealth of knowledge and understanding as well as cyber support on here

    While I was watching my mum decline with mixed dementia I too felt it was not fair, I still do even though she is now free.
    Sadly Dementia is one of many horrid diseases that we can suffer from
     
  5. Pottingshed50

    Pottingshed50 Registered User

    Apr 8, 2012
    514
    I would like to second what Lin1 has to say. Unfortunately I did not read your post before you deleted it. Do come back and talk to us on here. They say a trouble shared is a trouble halved. No one is one here to judge, we have all been there with our doubts and worries and concerns. We all need each other.

    We look forward to hearing futher from you.
     
  6. BabyBoomer

    BabyBoomer Registered User

    Oct 13, 2014
    35
    I'll second that - I have found real comfort in sharing my problems with people that have or are going through the same thing. Nobody judges or criticises and it's good knowing you can let off steam if you need to xxxx


    Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
     
  7. Ladybird23

    Ladybird23 Registered User

    Feb 28, 2014
    130
    Me too. I cannot thank TP enough, and just wish I had found it sooner.

    I will tell people about TP if and when needed. It is a place of comfort, bit like slippers, and no matter how we feel there is always someone who can bring us a smile and a hug.

    God bless my Dad.
     

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