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    100,000 Oklahomans To Develop Alzheimers By 2030

    A new study says one in eight baby boomers are expected to develop Alzheimer's disease and there may be 100,000 Oklahomans with the disease by 2030.

    http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/0308/506275.html (Bolded by me)

    While this sounds like a huge number, they mentioned already 70,000 people have Alzheimers now. The baby boomer population would easily make the numbers rise in the next 22 years. It sounds as if they are using this for the shock value to push their bills through. However, if it means special attention will be given to this disease...it is only a positive.
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
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    EUTHANASIA....should be legal

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    OK, so let's clarify --
    It's not just Oklahomans, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ View Post
    EUTHANASIA....should be legal
    Wait, are you being sarcastic?

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    What's this thread about?

    ROFL

    I am the 1 in 8 in this family. I will probably have Alzheimer's in my 50's. I want to see what tests are available for early tracking because it kind of scares me and I want to be prepared.

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    In this study, it is just Oklahomans. I would be in the category of 1 in 8 baby boomers who could fall to Alzheimers.
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

    A quote spray painted on the wall by search
    and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.



    What I post are my opinions only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    What's this thread about?

    ROFL

    I am the 1 in 8 in this family. I will probably have Alzheimer's in my 50's. I want to see what tests are available for early tracking because it kind of scares me and I want to be prepared.
    It is a serious thread about a bill they are trying to get passed.

    The bill has passed the state Senate and is pending in the House Human Services Committee.

    http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/0308/506275.html
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

    A quote spray painted on the wall by search
    and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.



    What I post are my opinions only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriouslySearching View Post
    A new study says one in eight baby boomers are expected to develop Alzheimer's disease and there may be 100,000 Oklahomans with the disease by 2030.

    http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/0308/506275.html (Bolded by me)

    While this sounds like a huge number, they mentioned already 70,000 people have Alzheimers now. The baby boomer population would easily make the numbers rise in the next 22 years. It sounds as if they are using this for the shock value to push their bills through. However, if it means special attention will be given to this disease...it is only a positive.
    It's not looking good for me - I spend half every day with my mother who has Parkinsons' Dementia, it's very similar.

    As we live longer because of medical gains, we get older and more likely to get alzheimers. I think by about age 80, one in 2 oldsters has it.

    My husband and I have taken out Long Term Care Insurance, which helps pay the bills if you have to go to a nursing home. Medicare will only pay for 90 days.

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    SS, I know it's a serious thread. I was just showing you how bad my memory is.... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    What's this thread about?

    ROFL

    I am the 1 in 8 in this family. I will probably have Alzheimer's in my 50's. I want to see what tests are available for early tracking because it kind of scares me and I want to be prepared.
    Taximom, I used to work in an Alzheimer unit. I hope you can find some good testing and I hope this disease does not affect you. Sincerely. I know why LindaN7J said what she said and I have to agree with her. I doubt she was being sarcastic. If you had seen what I've seen I think you'd agree about the euthanasia too.


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    trixie, I haven't seen what you've seen, I guess. I jest, but I am also very serious about my memory, or lack of. I think I am too young to be forgetting some of the things I do. Anyway, I hope nobody was offended by my little joke. It's more about myself anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximum View Post
    Wait, are you being sarcastic?
    Absolutely no sarcasm here. *I* do not want to ever live not recognizing my own son. I would want to spare my love ones the pain and techniqually, I wouldn't be in my body anymore, it would just be a shell of my former self. In my opinion.

    If I ever start to show symptoms and am diagnosed with the onset of the disease, Ill off myself before I ever let myself get to that point.

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    Who's Maximum?! That was weird.

    I respect your thoughts and opinions, Linda7NJ. I guess I haven't seen what it does to a person. I think of Nancy Reagan taking care of Ronald all those years. Maybe the big thing there is she had lots of help, and maybe money to help ease the onset? I don't know. Just thinking out loud. It must be very difficult to go through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ View Post
    Absolutely no sarcasm here. *I* do not want to ever live not recognizing my own son. I would want to spare my love ones the pain and techniqually, I wouldn't be in my body anymore, it would just be a shell of my former self. In my opinion.

    If I ever start to show symptoms and am diagnosed with the onset of the disease, Ill off myself before I ever let myself get to that point.
    you're exactly right;; it's harder on the family members and the caretakers of the person who slowly fades out. But you might change your mind as the time comes. It's hard to say, "goodbye".

    My mother would not have wanted to be this way, but you slowly fade out and don't quite realize how bad you've gotten.

    Alzeimer's patients often get violent as well, turning on their spouses. Yesterday, at the nursing home my mother bit someone and attacked someone else with a fork. Just like a child, they get upset if someone "tells them what to do".

    It's like your mind goes backwards and you become somewhat like a child again.

    I believe in euthanasia (by self choice, of course), especially for terminal cancer and diseases like als (Lou Gehrig's). I'm sure there are more people who commit suicide in these cases than we know.

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    Alzheimer's patients have no idea how badly the disease affects them. That is their blessing when they have the disease. The family and caretakers are who should prayed for..for strength and patience. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease. My mother had it 5 years before she died. One of my Yaya's was diagnosed with Dementia, most likely Alzheimers 9 months ago. She is only 55. It's stolen her mind and body.

    If I have the slightest inkling that I have the disease, I'd take my own life. I don't want may husband and kids to go through what my daddy and I did with my mom.

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