What Is Daily Life Like With Alzheimer’s
This is an excellent question, and one I’ve considered often in the last decade-plus of working with such folks.
First, it depends upon the stage of dementia: mild, moderate, or severe.
In mild dementia, it seems to be like being a functional alcoholic’s day, as far as cognition goes. You’re able to do what you need to do, but some little things get missed, such as your T-shirt is on backward, but you don’t notice, or you can’t find the sugar bowl, so you start taking apart cupboards and end up going without coffee and the kitchen is a mess. Later, you swear you did not do that. You have no memory of doing it, and the more another person argues that you did indeed make that mess, the angrier you get. You did not. He or she is lying.
The whole day goes like this—close to normal, but not quite. Routines are easy, but anything new is more difficult. And, if asked about someone or thing from earlier in the day, you may or may not remember the event. By the end of the day, you’re tired of thinking, but your brain keeps throwing up odd thoughts and ideas—things like, “I can’t find the car keys. Someone must have stolen them! I need the car keys.” You may wander, rummage, pull things out of drawers for a couple hours, at the end of which you may be unable to tell anyone what it was you were searching for. Even more telling, you may not have driven a car for the past five years.
3 young royal heirs around the world, Denmark, Marocco and Japan
This is the blood vessels of a real person who donated there body for scientific display purposes
Ben Affleck met a disabled 13-year-old in an airport and has flown him to every movie set ever since, even speaking at his high school graduation. (article)
When Joe Kindregan was 13-years-old, Ben Affleck met him in an airport while Ben was filming Forces of Nature. That one short visit led to a lifelong friendship. Ben has flown Joe, who suffers from a rare disease called Ataxia-Telangiectasia, out to visit him on every one of his film sets for as long as they’ve known each other. He and Jen co-hosted an auction in D.C. benefiting AT research and Ben gave the commencement speech when Joe graduated from high school in Falls Church, Virginia.
While Erin Langworthy was bungee jumping 360 feet above the Zambezi river, the cord broke and she was forced to swim the raging waters with her feet tied together, at one point diving to free the rope from debris. (article)
1. It might not count because I was massively pregnant but I woke up in the middle of the night, poured an entire box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch into a big glass bowl, threw in a bag of marshmallows, drizzled it with melted butter and then put it in the microwave to melt the marshmallows. I then watched Dexter for 2 hours and ate the whole thing while crying.
2. Okay I have the perfect story for this. I told my wife I was going to the gym, but somehow I ended up going to Mcdonald’s instead. I ate my cheeseburgers in a parking lot, and waited a little while until it seemed long enough for a workout. When I got home, I poured water on my head and shirt to look like I had been sweating. That is the absolute saddest and fattest thing I have ever done.
3. I ate half of a cake once when I should have only one piece. I was horrified and didn’t want anyone to know, so I finished the cake, baked a whole new one, forced myself to eat the one allowed piece. Then I barfed in the middle of dinner.
4. I once ate almost an entire bucket of those cheese balls then I sat there in my orange shame reflecting on the choices I’ve made.
5. Ever heard of a Scotch egg? I make a dessert version using spice cake wrapped around a Cadbury egg and deep fried. Served with buttercream frosting as “gravy”. It’s absolutely delicious, but everyone within a 10 meter radius gets diabetes
6. I ate two pans of brownies in less than an hour. I didn’t even realise that I’d eaten that much until I saw the two empty pans.
7. Bought a dozen large apple fritters, ate 11, puked, ate #12, napped.
What it’s like to be a police officer?
Becoming an LEO (Law Enforemcent Officer) is not just a professional change, it is a lifestyle change. Everything changes, including your personal life.
It does change your relationship with your family and friends, because they start to see you differently and start to see the changes in your personality. At my graduation from the academy, they told us that “the badge is heavy”. What they meant is that when you are sworn in, and you take on that badge, you carry a weight that the rest of society does not.
The weight you carry is that you are going to be the first person your friends and family turn to when something goes sideways in their life. They will come to you for advice for seemingly mundane things that they never would have asked you before. And, they will expect your help.
You will feel the uncomfortable physical weight of your firearm off-duty, as you move about your day, but also the crushing weight of constant vigil and attention to where you are, who is around you, where is the door, and who are the threats. You will find that when you get up to use the restroom in a crowded restaurant, you will scan the faces and clothing of the other patrons, searching for someone who looks like trouble or who you have ran into in the past.
You will bear the weight of whatever innocence you have left being ripped away from you as you encounter the dregs of society every day, day after day, week after week. You will see people from all walks of life at their lowest points, over and over again. You will see a failed mental mental health system, cycles of incarceration with little rehabilitation, and generations of lives destroyed by circumstances out of people’s control. You will see violence and cruelty on an unimaginable level, that you can never forget. You will witness true anger, and true, down-to-the-core hate, and will be forced to stand in the middle of it and remain calm, collected, and impartial.
George W. Bush, dressed as Santa, visiting children in hospital. Secret Service dressed as elves
New pic from uncontacted Amazonian tribe
What’s it like to be knocked out in an MMA Fight?
Interviewer: Anderson Silva, what is worse, getting knocked out in the UFC or giving 200 interviews explaining why it happened?
Silva: Getting knocked out I guess.
Interviewer: Is it worse than people asking about it? Like I’m doing again and again and again…
Silva: No no, there will always be questions. Fans, people, they want to know what happened, but being knocked out is worse because you can’t remember. There is just a blackout, and then when you wake up you’re like, “Uh? What Happened? The fight is over?” And the ref says, “Yeah, it’s over and you lost.” “But how?” Then the ref says, “you got knocked out” “BUT HOW?” The ref then answers, “You took a big shot and fell to the mat.”
Interviewer: Lights out? Do you even feel the pain?
Silva: No, you don’t feel anything. You will only feel it later, and there is that old motto, ‘cry on the bed because it’s warmer’.
View from inside a flight deck
Kate Rothschild (yes that Rothschild) left her husband for Jay Electronica