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  •  I understand your worry (9+ / 0-)

    My mom and her mom were sharp as tacks right up to their deaths. My dad's side of the family all died early alcoholic deaths. Well, grandpa died at the end of a double barreled shot gun but he was drunk as a skunk when he pulled the trigger. I have no idea what they would have been like if they aged normally.

    My only full sister is descending into a type of dementia that I don't understand. She is ten years older than I and has suffered some enormous personal tragedies. She lost her husband slowly to strokes and two of her four children, the last to cancer less than two years ago.

    Is she shutting down from grief? My niece's death is all she talks about. Is it PTSD? No idea. We both suffer from severe migraines, could it be brain damage? It's scary.

    "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

    by high uintas on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 06:48:08 PM PST

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