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PDenton Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-19-07 01:12 AM
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34. alot of elderly are afraid of nursing homes
My aunt and uncle were taking care of my uncle's father and he died eventually at 93. He had become a dangerous driver and refused to give up the keys, almost killed several people. He was very stubborn and couldn't accept the idea of going into a nursing home or giving up driving. He also had been an alcoholic. Frankly he was an asshole even when he was younger/healthier, a very difficult human being to be around, it is amazing my uncle put up with him.
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  -THE ELDERLY: highest risk for suicide AZBlue  Sep-18-07 09:55 PM   #0 
  - Yes, we treasure youth at the expense of everything else.  EST   Sep-18-07 10:10 PM   #1 
  - or youth with hotshot computer or high-tech skills...  Triana   Sep-19-07 01:00 AM   #29 
  - Sounds like experience talking.  EST   Sep-19-07 05:22 AM   #36 
  - that doesn't go as far as  Comadreja   Sep-19-07 01:07 AM   #31 
     - In all my reading of history and excited exploration of newly  EST   Sep-19-07 05:37 AM   #37 
  - We do have a youth driven culture in this country :-(  nam78_two   Sep-18-07 10:15 PM   #2 
  - I agree!  AZBlue   Sep-18-07 10:26 PM   #5 
     - Exactly  nam78_two   Sep-18-07 10:28 PM   #6 
  - Our culture is youth obsessed.  tainted_chimp   Sep-18-07 10:16 PM   #3 
  - "I've always been attracted to the past"  nam78_two   Sep-18-07 10:21 PM   #4 
  - Cheers to you, nam78_two!  tainted_chimp   Sep-18-07 10:42 PM   #8 
  - that's true with everything (valuing newer things)  PDenton   Sep-19-07 12:33 AM   #25 
     - I have to be blunt: you need to get out more - and grow up a little.  AZBlue   Sep-19-07 03:15 PM   #42 
  - many of these suicides are because of illlness  pitohui   Sep-18-07 10:33 PM   #7 
  - There's a big difference between ending suffering and just feeling old and worthless.  AZBlue   Sep-18-07 10:47 PM   #9 
  - What she said.nt  nam78_two   Sep-18-07 10:48 PM   #10 
  - agreed BUT that is not the reason rate of suicide highest in elderly  pitohui   Sep-18-07 11:34 PM   #15 
  - alot of elderly are afraid of nursing homes  PDenton   Sep-19-07 01:12 AM   #34 
  - EXACTLY! It is pitiful that we are letting them get away with it. n/t  NotGivingUp   Sep-19-07 06:05 AM   #39 
  - I posted about this earlier today  Lone_Star_Dem   Sep-18-07 10:50 PM   #11 
  - I can imagine it would be easy to become depressed as you get older.  AZBlue   Sep-18-07 11:04 PM   #13 
     - Not surprising at all  Lone_Star_Dem   Sep-18-07 11:23 PM   #14 
     - you don't understand that clinical depression is a disease  pitohui   Sep-18-07 11:38 PM   #16 
     - There's more than one cause of depression  Lone_Star_Dem   Sep-19-07 12:05 AM   #18 
     - Do you suffer from Depression?  AZBlue   Sep-19-07 12:24 AM   #21 
     - clinical depression can happen at any age  PDenton   Sep-19-07 01:06 AM   #30 
     - Ah yes, the poor, put upon typical teenagers of America.  Hoof Hearted   Sep-19-07 01:07 AM   #32 
     - There are several kinds of depression...  TygrBright   Sep-18-07 11:57 PM   #17 
     - What an enlightening post  Lone_Star_Dem   Sep-19-07 12:07 AM   #19 
     - Thank you.  AZBlue   Sep-19-07 12:25 AM   #22 
     - health problems and lack of care or affordable care, and/or lack of insurance...  Triana   Sep-19-07 12:55 AM   #28 
  - The elderly only make money for corporations when  Lint Head   Sep-18-07 11:00 PM   #12 
  - My 80-year-old Mother has threatened (n/t)  Triana   Sep-19-07 12:10 AM   #20 
  - I'm so sorry!  AZBlue   Sep-19-07 12:27 AM   #23 
     - I was not. She lives across the country. I did tell my sister and bro...  Triana   Sep-19-07 12:53 AM   #27 
  - youth depression and suicide is far more devestating  PDenton   Sep-19-07 12:28 AM   #24 
  - Really? I'm sure their children, relatives and friends would disagree with you.  AZBlue   Sep-19-07 12:36 AM   #26 
  - Jesus!  Le Taz Hot   Sep-19-07 05:50 AM   #38 
  - Absurd.  AZBlue   Sep-19-07 03:07 PM   #41 
  - Let me guess, under 30?  Raster   Sep-19-07 10:50 AM   #40 
  - Why not let the elderly smoke crack?  Comadreja   Sep-19-07 01:10 AM   #33 
  - It makes me really sad  idgiehkt   Sep-19-07 05:09 AM   #35 
 

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