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January 22nd, 2009, 06:41 PM
I really wish that they could find some kind of cure or prevention for Alzheimers. I think that it's an awful disease that is hard to deal with physically and emotionally. What do you guys think? I know they have some medication to slow down the process of Alzheimers, but I don't think that's enough. I wish we could all do something about it.

Tell me your past experiences or what you think about Alzheimers

thanks guys!

Fatima Bethroot
September 4th, 2009, 03:58 PM
I agree I think Alzheimers is terrible. I have a family friend who has alzheimers and its so sad. Her son will tell me stories of things that happen like how she forgets her wallet or purse in places. And it just seems like such an emotional and physical toll on her family. They constantly have to watch her and keep track of all her stuff and then its just sad that she cannot remember things that happened earlier in the day and stuff like that.

September 4th, 2009, 06:10 PM
I wish someone could find a cure for Alzheimers too. I don't personally know anyone with the disease but I've heard stories from friends whose grandparents have it. Its really sad and yes I think it takes a very big emotional toll on the people around them.

September 8th, 2009, 06:36 PM
i totally feel you on that one. i was watching the mike and juliet morning show and it said that a way to prevent alzheimers is by working your brain. as in playing chess.. signing up for classes.. reading.. basically putting your brain in work. it's sad indeed.. my grandpa has alzhemiers and it breaks my heart every time whenever i go to his house to visit him. he would need the nurse by his side 24/7. i wish they had a cure for it too because not only is the person with alzhemiers going through pain.. so is the family.. the granddaughter =*(

September 14th, 2009, 12:10 PM
aww well yeah its a very sad thing to see epsically if a loved one is going throught it.. sadly tho.. there really is nothing that can stop it.. i remember reading something in a magazine before about how certain body items that contain aluminum can cause a higher risk of the diease.

Bella Falun
September 16th, 2009, 11:47 AM
I think it's one of the saddest diseases out there. What hurts me is that there is no CURE for it. All I know is how to prevent from having it. People just have to use their brains more than they should. Challenge themselves to a game of sudoku or any brain challenging games to exercise their mind.

Bobbie Eager
September 16th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Awh yeah, I know! I really encourage my mother and father to exercise their brains so they can always keep it active. It will never go to rest. Always try to do some sudoku or other brain challenging games! That will help prevent alzheimers.

Elga Sweyne
September 19th, 2009, 01:56 PM
I do wish there was a way to cure alzheimers. My grandmother suffered from alzheimes when she grew older and she started to become very sick. D:

I think there may be some organizations that are dedicated to finding the cure or prevention or treatment of alzheimers that also run charities too, so that may be something to do.

Juliet Wilmot
September 22nd, 2009, 12:45 PM
yeah Alzheimers is a terrible thing to watch a loved one go through i personally havent had anyone in my family go through anythinng liek that but my best freinds grandma is .. its pretty sad because one of her sons has just passed awhile and she calls his phone every single day asking why he hasnt answered.

i wish you and your family wellness. and hopefully things get a little easier on you.

Kacey Van Loon
September 22nd, 2009, 12:50 PM
aww im sorry to hear about that.. yeah its super depressing when you go visit someone and they dont know who you are. its a terrible thing. anyways i wish everyon the best and yeah if only there was a cure. maybe one day tho.

Lacey Wempel
September 22nd, 2009, 01:04 PM
i remember watching the notebook and how the kids come by and visit there mom.. and you can just tell the sadness in one of the daughter faces when she doesnt even reconize them.. it must be terrible im deeply sorry

Larina Yeoman
September 22nd, 2009, 01:20 PM
yeah a cure would be nice. its crazy how we dont have a cure for cancer or this disease.. but one day hopfully in th near furture we will.. and sometimes it takes a few losses to win one for all.
i wish you and your family the best.

Laverna Rian
September 22nd, 2009, 01:36 PM
aww yeah i remember that part on the notbook or when.. they are on like a date and he starts to play music and starts to remember and then suddenly forgets who he is.. thats so sad the pain he has in his face aww

Millicent Gardiner
September 25th, 2009, 12:20 PM
i actually lost a great grandmother to alzheimers. it was sad to see her go but she wasnt doing any good down here on earth.. she would forget who she was and would always tell us she was somebody else.. and she would say mean things about ceratin people. she became very racist. didnt even know her children when she saw them.. it was really bad. i just wish they had a cure for it..

Lily Sanders
September 26th, 2009, 04:05 PM
My grandma right now is in the beginning stages of alzheimers. It's really sad. I've read of little things someone can do early to try to prevent it. such as doing puzzles and mind games routinely. I've also heard that foods exposes to foil can cause it(anyone know anything about this)? I think something about the aluminum. who knows. it's just a sad thing. Yea I wish there was a cure also. :(

October 17th, 2009, 06:45 PM
Hang in there. A new study I read just last week actually says they found the reason why the brain slowly stops functioning. Its the cells that read the nuerotransmitters, not the nuerotransmitters, that is actually defected. Now that they know that they can work on better targeted medication. I also read that they did find a cure for it, but that the side effects were so terrible (like bleeding out in the brain and death) that they needed to go back and work on making it safer, but it did stop the brain from slowing fading away.

Daphne Sutton
October 19th, 2009, 12:24 PM
I think its a horrible illness that not only affects you but your family as well. Its a painful process emotionally for both the person and the family who have to witness it everyday. It puts a strain on the family bond and in some ways can bring them together. The fact that there is no absolute cure makes the entire situation worse. Hopefully in the near future someone would discover something that would lead to a cure.

Frida Busieraga
November 2nd, 2009, 01:30 PM
I think that its a very heart breaking experiece for the person going through it as well as the family helping them through it as well.
There are alot of studies being proformed in the United States towards finding a cure fo Alzheimers. So maybe in the near future we would actually have if not a cure then something that would slow down the process of the disease. My condolences to you and your family.

January 11th, 2010, 12:44 PM
yeah its really difficult when somene you love and have known your whole life doesnt remember who you are and doesnt have any memorie of who there children are.. espeically since they have known them for the majority of there life. just like the notebook.

Fallon Lusckndy
January 11th, 2010, 02:41 PM
awww yeah i remember that part on the notebook its really sad the looks on the daughters face when you can tell ally doesn remember them or her grandchildren.. even noah! i wonder how that works they just dont have any memories or just longggg term memorie such as childhood.. or short term.. hmm maybe i should google it

January 12th, 2010, 11:44 AM
awww yeah that part is sad or like when she remembers noah for about 2 minutes and then completely forgets him the look on his face is soo... sad you can tell hes really hurt by it. but yeah this is a horrible dieases and my prayers go out to whoever has a family memember currently going through this

Bettina Lahey
January 12th, 2010, 01:31 PM
yeah i wonder how this works as well.. because how do you just lose all memorie of everything.. if i woke up like that every sincle morning iwould be be freaked out as well.. so i thin i need to do some more research on this.

Davida Ely
January 12th, 2010, 04:15 PM
yes alzheimers is really sad. my cousins grandma has it really bad and the things she says are sometimes funny and also sad at the same time.. she has gotten so old that she is un able to take care of her self at all so she is dependant on the grandson and his wife. she rarley speaks any more she used to tell us storys that made no sence and we would all laugh and stuff now she dosent talk. its sad to watch someone lose all their memories.

March 29th, 2010, 12:07 PM
when you meet someone or know someone who has alzheimers it can be very sad. i know a few people who have been having bad exprence with their grandparents who have alzheimers. they must do so many things to help out and try and get them help. my friends grandma is really bad.. she does not even know who is who.. she thanks her care taker is her servent.. haha its funny and its sad..

March 31st, 2010, 04:32 PM
soo sad... whenever i hear stories liek this it makes soo sad becasue i cant imagine how it would make me feel if my grandma didnt know who i was .. or my mom didnt remember me its terrible.