There are so many advances in neuroscience like brain mapping and noninvasive surgeries now, I would be really surprised if they haven't found a cure for Alzheimer's in the next ten years.
That's how I try to think about my own brain damage too - if I can just stay alive and sane for a few more years then surely they'll be able to fix it. I'm only 39 though.
I hope you don't end up having to leave this reality. You gave me a lot of hope by showing me what might be wrong with my brain. Not many people are smart enough, or even interested enough to do that. Someone else might need your help down here again some day. 🙂
Well I just shared a BBC article, but thanks. I'm not sure about a cure I guess I'm kind of pessimistic but I hope they find ways to prevent stuff like that eventually.
Originally Posted by WillYouStopDave
I know the feeling.
Maybe if you talk to your parents sometime about this, so they can at least put plans in place for when they die to minimise the stress for you.
My mum said before a few summers ago that if she develops alzhiemers she might think about killing herself, which is really depressing but understandable. It's hard to have conversations about this sort of thing. We don't talk as much these days and we don't talk about uncomfortable stuff ever, that's kind of why we all have so many problems we all avoid them entirely.
My dad doesn't really want a funeral much (he's mentioned this before at some point, he doesn't like the idea of them,) but it's more for the people who are still around then anything. By that point most of his family will be dead (his brother died a few years ago he had cancer for ages so he was 'supposed to die' long before he did, and his dad is dead, his mum will be before he dies unless something sudden happens, and I think his sister's husband will be too,) his sister might still be around though although she's older she's female, and cousins too (his brother's children,) so somehow I'll have to get in contact with them and I never talk to them because they live decently far away so I saw them once when I was about 9 or so and again at my grandad's funeral. They probably wouldn't want to come? (I didn't go to their dad's funeral,) but I feel like you're supposed to invite people.
My mum's side will be more of a nightmare because she has a large family and she's the second oldest. Everyone lives reasonably close.
I don't know if they have any concrete plans about that.
Hopefully my brother will be able to help with stuff. This is the kind of thing that we'll both find a nightmare though. I've only been to two funerals so far but I really hate them. I almost had a panic attack at the last one (my mum's dad's funeral,) and since I had to hang out with extended family after the event as soon as I got home I just broke down completely.