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When I was a kid in the 80's there was a TV movie about Alzheimers. It was the first mention of it that I remember.

Granted I didn't know a ton of elderly people outside of family and friends, but have the rates just skyrocketed? It seems like every 4th person I know is dealing with a parent that has it. I'm hearing a lot more about early Alzheimers and it seems like it's hitting the famous community particularly hard. I have a lot of older customers at my job and I'm sad to watch them exhibit signs of it. What are the stats? What causes it?

by Anonymousreply 20December 3, 2023 7:11 PM

It's because people are living a lot longer.

by Anonymousreply 1December 1, 2023 5:23 PM

Which famous community would that be? Pacific Heights? Pacoima? 29 Palms?

by Anonymousreply 2December 1, 2023 5:29 PM

When I was a kid in I thought it was "Oldtimer's Disease."

by Anonymousreply 3December 1, 2023 5:49 PM

When I was a kid I thought it was...what were we talking about?

by Anonymousreply 4December 1, 2023 6:15 PM

Are you talking about that TV movie with Shirley Jones and Len Cariou OP

by Anonymousreply 5December 1, 2023 6:19 PM

I feel like I would've remembered known if the mom from The Partridge Family was in it, maybe it was this one? Starring Joanne Woodward, which is a little ironic.

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by Anonymousreply 6December 1, 2023 10:50 PM

I do remember she set the kitchen on fire.

by Anonymousreply 7December 1, 2023 10:50 PM

Op are you sure those aren’t just past memories and not a movie?

by Anonymousreply 8December 1, 2023 11:33 PM

There’s more people who are at a ripe age for Alzheimer’s…Baby boomers

by Anonymousreply 9December 1, 2023 11:40 PM

Plaques in the brain.

by Anonymousreply 10December 2, 2023 1:51 AM

Did you know there's a strong correlation with Herpes Simplex virus and Alzheimers?

(the more you know rainbow)

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by Anonymousreply 11December 2, 2023 1:56 AM

'Early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease affects a growing number of younger commercially insured Americans. In 2017, about 131,000 people between the ages of 30 and 64 were diagnosed with either form of dementia. Diagnosis rates increased by 200% from 2013-2017 in ages 30 to 64.'

colon cancer is way up too, millenials are having a lot of health problems. microplastics, phones, herbicides and insecticides, hormones in food and water, etc.

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by Anonymousreply 12December 2, 2023 2:02 AM

That's terrifying, but not surprising

by Anonymousreply 13December 2, 2023 2:06 AM

The BCBS piece is lamentably unhelpful--no discussion of possible causes of increasing early-onset dementia, or even correlation between dementia and lifestyle, environmental, and other factors. What good does this terrible information do for me in the absence of any ideas about prevention?

Don't tell me what's wrong without telling me how I might fix it!

by Anonymousreply 14December 2, 2023 2:24 AM

I think it’s just Boomers trying to one-up Gen Z self diagnosing with spectrum disorders.

by Anonymousreply 15December 2, 2023 2:28 AM

R11, my link beats yours!

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by Anonymousreply 16December 2, 2023 2:31 AM

I saw that link r16.

But it's TEXAS. So, nope. Wouldn't trust a link from an org based in TX as far as i could throw them.

by Anonymousreply 17December 2, 2023 2:37 AM

Wait, what link? What was that? Herbert, is that you?

by Anonymousreply 18December 2, 2023 2:47 AM

Just to let you guys know, she's Still Alice and sends her love.

by Anonymousreply 19December 3, 2023 7:04 PM

Is this the TV movie you remember?

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by Anonymousreply 20December 3, 2023 7:11 PM
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