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  • noun a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness


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  • So I bought several pairs and it reminded me of when back several years ago I worked in an alzheimer's retirement home and I always took care of a patient that wanted her pantyhose on and would ask for them.

    Beach Scenes

  • Applauding a Senator is sort of like humoring your grandfather who has alzheimer's. mjm

    Senators square off on health care

  • But my work is still "homemaking", I take care of 8-10 alzheimer's patients in a home environment.

    When Children Are Grown

  • Reagan was also too old and then we later learned that he had been suffering from the onset of alzheimer's the whole time (remember the Iran - Contra hearings and "I don't recall" over and over?)

    McCain camp accuses Obama of making age an issue

  • May 8th, 2008 9: 33 pm ET yes he is old and in old age there are high chances of getting alzheimer's.

    McCain camp accuses Obama of making age an issue

  • The doctor said the man's brain resembled that of an 85 year old alzheimer's patient.

    Medical Term

  • His doco about living with alzheimer's was quite interesting, and rather sad as well.

    Pratchett becomes the first novelist to give the Dimbleby Lecture

  • I'm so sorry to hear about the alzheimer's but so amazed that he was your prof ... at Brandeis?

    Cultivating Memories While Gardening

  • McBomb only regrets that he couldn't have done a whole lot more needless killing of foreign innocents, and he fears nothing more than that he might not get another -- and last -- chance to kill a great many more before cancer rots his face or alzheimer's finishes off what little he has of a brain.

    Obama Campaign: McCain Is A Reckless Hothead

  • Coal-burning power plants can release mercury into the atmosphere even knowing the cost in psychotic episodes, kidnapping and murdering children, murder/suicides, "going postal", families killed by complete strangers or each other, increased incidence of autism, diabetes, alzheimer's, psychosis by chemical neuropathies -- the utter breakdown of the social contract and respect for "inalienable rights".

    GOP Psychosis


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