consistency

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by boriz, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. boriz

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    Can you cope without consistency?
     
  2. Papabravo

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    Absolutely. My FIL who is living with us has Alzheimer's disease. There is no logic, no reason, and certainly no consistency from one moment to the next.
     
  3. Wendy

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    I am truly sorry to hear than. We rarely have a choice, but that strikes me as a fate worse than death, and I can only imagine what it does to the family around you.

    Alzheimer's is on the rise, from everything I've heard.
     
  4. SgtWookie

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    Alzheimers is one of the most sad diseases.

    My great-aunt had it in her last few years. She didn't know who anyone was.

    My mom's cousin's husband ended his days with it. He didn't recognize his wife of 60 years - or anyone else.
     
  5. Papabravo

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    It is not easy to let go of consistency, logic and reason. It is however essential for survival and the preservation of sanity to do precisely that along with the realization that none of this is the patients fault as they become a different person that you no longer recognize.
     
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