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Saturday, May 02, 2009

It's an emotional time...

My mother was just diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Hopefully, with the new medication available now and treatments, the cruel unstoppable trajectory of the illness will be slowed.

At least she will not have had vital younger years stolen from her as so many have suffered. She is nearly 85; with any luck, she still has several lucid years ahead of her - barring the hallucinations and acute memory loss she periodically suffers now.

Apparently some crucial research to find a prophylactic preventive measure and outright cure involves stem cell investigations.

Neither of which was allowed throughout the eight years GW was in office. Obama re-instituted respect for science and humanity - hopefully we can make up for lost time.

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  • At 7:56 PM, Blogger The Entertainment Corner said…

    My sympathies & thoughts of good health to you & your mother.

  • At 8:03 PM, Blogger cp said…

    Thanks so much for your kind thoughts, Mireille. Vous ĂȘtes un ange.

  • At 10:36 PM, Blogger Digger said…

    Ah, one of the cruellest of all diseases - especially when it strikes young and robs us of those precious early retirement years (or even younger) when we thought we'd be able to enjoy our leisure time - at least your Mum's already had many years of that and, as you say, with treatment can look forward to at least a few more.

    Healing thoughts to you all.

  • At 8:42 AM, Blogger ryan dot cooper at gmail dot com said…

    So sorry to hear this CP. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • At 8:22 PM, Anonymous Buy PGX said…

    Memory loss is common among people suffering from the condition.


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