Tag Archives: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

::BREAKING NEWS:: AC/DC’s MALCOLM YOUNG SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA – INSTITUTIONALIZED

AC/DC MALCOLM YOUNG DEMENTIA MANIAC NANNY
AC/DC’s MALCOLM YOUNG QUITS BAND DUE TO DIAGNOSIS OF DEMENTIA – MANIAC NANNY

“If you were in a room with Malcolm and walked out, then came back in one minute later, he wouldn’t remember who you were,” a close family source told the Mildenhall Morning Times. “He has a complete loss of short-term memory.”

DEMENTIA IS A BAD SCENE. IT IS ONE OF THE TRUE HORRORS OF BIOLOGY. DEMENTIA CAN START EARLY OR IT CAN START LATE. IF IT IS OF THE ALZHEIMER’S TYPE THERE IS NO CURE WITH AN AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY AFTER DIAGNOSIS OF 7 YEARS. Dementia is insidious. IT STARTS OUT VERY BENIGN, FOR EXAMPLE A PERSON STARTS FORGETTING WHERE THEY LEFT THEIR KEYS. BUT IT BECOMES PROGRESSIVELY WORSE, WHEREIN THE PERSON STARTS TO FORGET THINGS THEY HAVE KNOWN FOR A LONG TIME AND STARTS TO BECOME IRRATIONAL AND LOSE THE ABILITY TO REASON. AS THE ILLNESS STARTS TO PROGRESS IT STARTS TO PUT A STRAIN ON FAMILY MEMBERS. VERY ODD TRAITS SOON BECOME APPARENT IN THE AFFLICTED PERSON’S BEHAVIOR. FOR EXAMPLE; THE PERSON MAY BE DRIVING HOME AND SUDDENLY LOSE TRACK OF WHERE THEY WERE GOING OR EVEN WHY THEY WERE GOING THERE. A WOMAN’S HUSBAND MAY START TO ASK HIS WIFE WHO THE VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHS ARE HANGING ON THE WALL WHEN THEY ARE HIS VERY GRANDCHILDREN THAT HE HAS KNOWN SINCE THEY WERE BORN. THE MAN MAY START NOT TO RECOGNIZE THESE SAME GRANDCHILDREN WHEN THEY COME TO VISIT. THE WIFE WILL HAVE TO WATCH OVER THE HUSBAND CONSTANTLY AS HE WILL BECOME RESTLESS AT NIGHT AND WANDER OUT OF HIS HOUSE AND WALK AWAY. THE HUSBAND WILL START TO FORGET HOW TO USE COMMON ITEMS SUCH AS THE REMOTE CONTROL FOR THE TELEVISION. OUT OF KNOW WHERE  AND FOR NO REASON THE MAN MIGHT START TO CRY, OR START TO LAUGH. THE WIFE WILL BECOME ANGRY AS THE MAN WILL ASK HER THE SAME QUESTION OVER AND OVER ONLY MINUTES LATER AS HE FORGOT WHAT SHE SAID ALMOST INSTANTLY. FOR THE HUSBAND, DRIVING WILL BECOME IMPOSSIBLE. THE DOCTOR BY LAW MAY ORDER THAT THE MAN CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO DRIVE. THIS IS DUE TO PERCEPTUAL PROBLEMS. FOR EXAMPLE; THE MAN MAY LOOK IN HIS REAR VIEW MIRROR AND NOT REALIZE THAT THE CAR IN THE MIRROR IS BEHIND HIM. HE WILL BELIEVE IT IS COMING AT HIM AND WILL SWERVE OUT OF THE WAY CAUSING A DANGEROUS SITUATION. EVENTUALLY THE MAN WILL GAZE INTO THE MIRROR AND ASK HIS WIFE WHO THE PERSON WAS IN THE BATHROOM WHEN IN FACT IT WAS HIS REFLECTION IN THE MIRROR. PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA CAN OFTEN BECOME VIOLENT AND DANGEROUS. THEY BECOME AGGRESSIVE AND PARANOID AND MAY ATTACK AND HARM THEIR SPOUSE. MANY TIMES THEY ARE REQUIRED TO BE RESTRAINED IN A HOSPITAL SETTING AS THEY COULD BECOME A DANGER TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS BECAUSE THEY HAVE LOST THEIR MIND AND THEIR BEHAVIOR IS TOTALLY UNPREDICTABLE. THEY LOSE THE ABILITY TO 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’T MATTER HOW COOL YOU THINK YOU ARE, OR HOW POPULAR AND RICH YOU THINK YOU ARE. IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW SMART YOU THINK YOU ARE OR HOW WONDERFUL AND TALENTED OR GIFTED THAT YOU THINK YOU ARE. IT DOES NOT MATTER THAT YOU WERE ACCEPTED TO THAT $60,000 A YEAR IVY LEAGUE COLLEGE OF YOUR CHOICE, AND IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW HOT YOUR GIRLFRIEND IS OR HOW BIG THE ROCK IS THAT YOUR BOYFRIEND GAVE YOU AS AN ENGAGEMENT RING BECAUSE IT COULD BE YOU THAT GETS DEMENTIA ONE DAY, SO DON’T WALK AROUND THINKING THAT YOU ARE SO GREAT BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT. SINGER GLEN CAMPBELL IS CURRENTLY IN STAGE 6 OF 7 OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND ACTION MOVIE STAR CHARLES BRONSON DIED FROM THE DISEASE.

M   A   N   I   A   C   N   A   N   N   Y