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Old 01-23-2012, 08:00 PM   #21
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I once read a comment by Margaret Thatcher's daughter about Mrs Thatcher, (who used to have a remarkable vocabulary and an almost 'photographic memory'), saying that, as she deteriorated, she'd get extremely frustrated trying to complete a crossword puzzle, because, at that time, she still remembered that she used to know words that she was now unable to recall.
Yep. Common phenomenon in Alzheimer's, and I wonder if that's what makes them so stubbornly determined to live independently. It reminds me of that classic short story & movie "Flowers for Algernon".

Of course I have the same problem with crossword puzzles now, and I'm pretty sure that I'm not suffering from Alzheimer's.

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Very true. So, I've just got to do more of that work while I still can. I just cannot quit now.
I hope you love it. You'd hate to do it for your whole life hoping to avoid dementia and then find out you're suffering from dementia.

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Old 01-23-2012, 08:21 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Khan
Aging is painful and depressing...
...and then you die.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:23 PM   #23
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I agree that #1 is kind of strange, but maybe the idea is just "don't obsess about it."
That's the excuse I use when I don't want to go to the doctor.
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Here's a song about the phenomenon. Well done:

Memory-a spoof by Pam Peterson - YouTube
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
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