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Fri Sep 30, 2016, 11:30 PM

Alzheimer's Trump?

Not sure this has been posted before:

Ten Signs of Alzheimerís

1. Memory Loss
Memory loss is easily the most associated symptom of Alzheimerís disease although it isnít often how people think it is. Many are under the impression that with the onset of Alzheimerís that the memory simply begins to fade, and while that is true in some cases, and in most over time, at the beginning, it is new information that is usually the type that suffers.†

2. Employment Problems
The general population these days is working several years later in life than was once the norm. It is through this that we have been able to notice these symptoms unfold in real time.† At the early onset of Alzheimerís, as we mentioned before, learning new skills and retention of that knowledge can be very difficult. And in many cases, it isnít just new skills that become difficult to perform or retain. Tasks that and individual has done for years without any problem can suddenly become daunting and even confusing. Employers might tell you that you appear to be overwhelmed or are getting behind in your work.†

3. Daily Life Confusion
While most may desire to forget they even have monthly expenses to pay, you donít want to get your finances all mixed up without even knowing it. Imagine having your electric turned off because you were confused paying the bills last month; this is all too common for Alzheimerís patients. Everyday tasks become more and more challenging which is why being candid with your medical team is so vital to get a treatment plan that aides with these issues.

4. Visual Issues
Sight is a very complicated sense. First you must see something with your eyes, which then gets transmitted to your brain, where it is then deciphered and made sense of - we hope. However, knowing as we do that Alzheimerís affects the brain it is understandable that visual issues might arise.†

5. Fine Motor Skills
Going back to the basis of the disease, and the impact it has on the brain, makes each case of Alzheimer's a little bit different. Depending on where the plaque builds up and where the tangles occur, largely depends on what symptoms the sufferer experiences.†
While a loss in motor skills as the disease progresses is a very real possibility, sometimes this can also occur as a result from other symptoms being experienced. Confusion, memory loss, and visual issues can all significantly impact one's fine motor skill set. It is also for this reason and symptom that the decline that is Alzheimerís is so difficult to bear witness too.

6. Trouble Speaking
In many ways, it can be said that those suffering from Alzheimerís disease often revert (unwillingly of course) back to a child-like demeanor when they engage in conversation and interaction with others. Some doctors believe that this is a result of degradation to certain parts of the brain, while others believe that it is simply the affected attempt at trying to communicate, and unfortunately, like a child is often the best they can do.† You might notice that they frequently interrupt others, are unable to maintain a singular thought, cannot hold a conversation or suddenly start to talk about completely irrelevant topic. Needless to say, it requires some degree of patience to be with a person at this stage of Alzheimerís.

More at [link:http://rmhealthy.com/10-signs-alzheimers/7/|

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2016, 11:45 PM

1. Not funny. Not at all similar to Alzheimer's and an insult to good people who are ill.

 

He has always been stupid cruel racist and sexist. This is not new nor is it anything like Alzheimer's. Stop the shit posting. Ick.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 30, 2016, 11:47 PM

2. Fully agree. This is him. No excuses, and no

slamming a real disease with real sufferers.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2016, 11:49 PM

3. No, it's serious. Donald's father had Alzheimer's and it's hereditary.

There are a lot of references to this on the internet. People are dead serious about it. Fred Trump had it, supposedly died of it, though I didn't know it was a fatal condition. And Alzheimer's is said to be hereditary.

Here are a couple of links for example.


Article: Maybe Donald Trump has really lost his mind: What if the GOP frontrunner isnít crazy, but simply not well?
http://www.salon.com/2016/04/25/maybe_donald_trump_has_really_lost_his_mind_what_if_the_gop_frontrunner_isnt_crazy_but_simply_not_well/

Article: Crazy? Or does Donald Trump exhibit signs of early dementia? Seriously.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/8/2/1531612/-Crazy-Or-does-Donald-Trump-exhibit-signs-of-early-dementia-Seriously

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 30, 2016, 11:54 PM

4. Yet he's not having issues with any of the six things listed in the OP

 

He did not study- that's not a memory issue.
Sorry but this is bullshit.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:05 AM

5. He's an entitled narcissist who has began using drugs to keep up w/ Hillary. He's a coke head.

Many people have said this.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:24 AM

6. Oddly enough there's more than one opinion

Personally I agree that cocaine is sufficient to explain a lot, and I don't think it is Alzheimer's, but I would not rule it out either.

"He didn't study" is not an answer to the point that he often claims that he never said something which plainly he did say (such as global warming being a hoax perpetrated by China, or being in favor of the Iraq war before it started). Probably such statements are best explained as simple lies, but it is a reasonable position for some people to think that he might honestly be forgetting what he said previously.

If he does have Alzheimer's, he seems to be in the early stages.

Clearly he has other disorders, probably narcissism and so on, but that does not negate the possibility that he might be starting to develop the hereditary Alzheimer's that afflicted his father. The man is 70, in all fairness, it would not be out of the question for him to begin showing the signs at this point.

Some of the online commentators looked at this in depth and their arguments were plausible. The one I found most plausible was a guy who compared old videos of Trump speaking with more recent videos. There were clear signs of deterioration in speech patterns and so on. Donald did graduate from a respectable college, he should not be exhibiting his present seeming lack of comprehension and so on; and he did not exhibit it in the old videos.

Alzheimer's is an actual possibility. You may disagree with the likelihood of it (as do I), but it is not just a ridiculous idea to be dismissed out of hand without looking at the evidence.

Reagan had Alzheimer's. Fred Trump had Alzheimer's and it is an inherited disease. This is not far-fetched stuff.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:32 AM

7. Here's a link to a previous thread on the same topic

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