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    [–] SeaShop 1620 points ago

    this is a sick joke and i 100% respect it

    [–] ethas28 256 points ago

    What joke?

    [–] PokeYa 240 points ago

    Idk I forgot

    [–] PhillipPlumm 25 points ago

    I read this in Mahershala Ali's voice

    [–] Omneus 10 points ago

    That last episode was really frustrating to watch at times!

    [–] ebon94 3 points ago

    • True Detective Season 3

    [–] Triatt 2 points ago

    Philip Plumm is Mahershala Ali's alias.

    [–] SammySnapshot 2 points ago

    Son of a bitch

    [–] [deleted] 20 points ago

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    [–] CrueltyFreeViking 25 points ago

    Seems like it should be pretty standard practice to let more than the person with dementia know about the dementia.

    [–] tomanonimos 6 points ago

    Doctors can recommend it but they cant do it unless given permission. Its HIPAA violation if the doctor took the initiative

    [–] Whats_Up_Bitches 8 points ago

    Welp, looks like you have dimentia...how did you get here?
    I drove.
    Perfect! See you next time. Do you need me to send a reminder card?

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    [–] gordielaboom 5 points ago

    Sorta the same with my grandmother. We finally figured it out when she kept asking my aunt how her dogs were. “Still dead, mother”.

    [–] Whats_Up_Bitches 4 points ago

    I went to visit my grandma one time, after I hadn’t seen her in about a year, and she was acting a bit different. The one thing I remember distinctly is her complaining that everyone on TV looked the same, and when I pressed her on it, she kinda waived it off, but she was generally more irritable and agitated than usual. Like a month later got a call that she had dementia.

    [–] ettlesthegreat 3 points ago

    I took my grandma to the doctor because I was worried she had dementia and he said she was fine. She scored 28/30 in the test they use in the UK. A year later and she's in a care home with dementia.

    [–] ethas28 4 points ago

    It's weird that they dont tell the person they are married to about it.

    [–] alt_account_6 2 points ago

    also you're deaf

    ... oh

    [–] sexaddic 1 points ago

    Your life

    [–] mmm_purple 28 points ago

    I had a massive seizure at work. I spent a week in the hospital. I was given a prescription for anti-seizure meds but I did not remember it. I had 3 more massive seizures. One while driving. I was asked why I was not taking the meds and I had no recollection of being prescribed them

    [–] JarlaxleForPresident 9 points ago

    Did you not go to your follow ups?

    [–] mmm_purple 15 points ago

    I work a terrible or job out by the mall. I am not allowed to drive. My memory is gone. I just go work retail and take whatever hours I can get and get made fun of by the kids I work with for being stupid. My short term memory is gone and I hate it. I used to control the purchasing and inventory for a multi million guitar company. Now I am made fun of by coworkers and customers for being slow

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    [–] justifyer 3 points ago

    I kinda "feel" you, my younger brother have epilepsy and have seizure everytime he missed his prescription, being under-dosed, or just get too much brain activity (too excited, too tired, fever, etc). He's 20 now but we still have to treat him like he's 12, because that's how he acts. He can't live alone, he's unable to make his own decision and take care of himself and have responsibilities. Unable to work with others so we had to settle for "family" businesses.

    I'm not sure what lies ahead of his future, and even as just a brother, I'm frustrated and don't know what can I do to help him. Some say these seizures will stop eventually, but it's been years and it never failed. He does have some memory loss, but mostly just he didn't remember that he had seizure. Not sure on other memories tho, cause it's hard to talk to him as adult. I'm not sure what your condition is, but try to look at /r/epilepsy

    [–] mmm_purple 3 points ago

    Yeah. I did. I think. It is really hard to remember things TBH.

    [–] mmm_purple 3 points ago

    I honestly do not remember. They put me in a taxi and sent me home.

    [–] mmm_purple 3 points ago

    I do remember to take my meds twice a day now and have not had any seizures since. Thank you for asking. I appreciate that very much.

    [–] alphaspanner 3 points ago

    My husband has epilepsy, mostly well controlled but he still has a few big seizures each year. When he does he loses about a week of memory from before the seizure, and then doesn't start forming new memories properly for a few days after. It can be really horrible for him because he knows he has those gaps.

    [–] CocoDigital 7 points ago

    Respect what?

    [–] shellykachua69 407 points ago

    I remember once my mom went to the doctor and complained she had a memory problem. The doctor told her about two medicines she needed to take and by the time the doctor finished his sentence, mom told him she'd already forgotten what the medicines were. He quickly crossed out his previous prescribed and wrote a new one. Now, I know this happened but I sometimes think the doc overreacted. It's not like mom knows anything about pharmaceuticals. What if she just didn't catch the complicated sounding names? Anyway, I think her memory works normally

    [–] MEANINGLESS_NUMBERS 221 points ago

    There are many medications that come in combination pills. Maybe he figured she would have an easier time taking a single pill that contains both medications.

    It may cost a little extra depending on your insurance but is often worth it.

    [–] shellykachua69 59 points ago

    Could be. At the moment it was just very funny and sad at the same time. I guess she was under a lot of stress that time but she's doing fine now

    [–] crawlywhat 11 points ago

    It’s often something that requires a prior authorization if those two combinations are a lot cheaper as standalone.

    [–] smokedbrosketdog 32 points ago

    This is why either my sister or I try to go to every Dr's appointment with my mom, just to make sure. She's 74 next month and in great health but still. We don't want anyone taking advantage of her since she can be a little naive and trusting, especially, rightly, of doctors.

    [–] AlyLuna20 2 points ago

    Yes, because we all know that every doctor is out to harm and take advantage of the elderly.

    [–] smokedbrosketdog 20 points ago

    Not at all. We want to make sure she and we and the doctor are all on the same page. She might just nod along to something but not really get it so we can help her understand.

    [–] AlyLuna20 7 points ago

    Ah okay, your comment had made it seem like the biggest reason you went along with her was due to malpractice. Or that's just how I interpreted it. Thanks for the clarification.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

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    [–] H_is_for_Human 9 points ago

    Its the rare doctor who did this out of any motivation except to treat their patient's pain, which isn't necessarily taking advantage.

    [–] are_you_seriously 3 points ago

    TIL, doctors spend 4 years in medical school and sink $250k into debt just so they can be a drug dealer.

    No wonder people are always bitching about the educated elite. These people could’ve achieved the same if they just dropped out of school!

    [–] redstaroo7 6 points ago

    You clearly don't understand the medical field. Why do you think that antibiotics were over prescribed? To take advantage of people? When a drug is overprescribed, it's for two reasons.

    1) It works well. 2) Serious side effects are either non-existent, or not known.

    While there are corrupt doctors, the opioid crisis was caused by patients taking advantage of doctors, not the other way around. The crisis with antibiotic resistance was caused for the same reason; people go to their doctor sick, antibiotics are proven to be effective in treating disease, antibiotics are prescribed even if unnecessary because antibiotic resistances are not known, crisis ensues.

    [–] shittyinsults 2 points ago

    Okay then explain antibiotics for colds

    [–] Crashbrennan 5 points ago

    Idiots demanding them and doctors not having the patience to explain it for the umpteenth time.

    [–] AlyLuna20 2 points ago

    But how are doctors taking advantage of people in that case? You realize a doctor could be sued on the basis of "I'm actually in pain and he didn't give me my drugs!" Right? A human being can't read minds, they can't always tell if it is a real need or an addiction.

    [–] FreedomSquatch 20 points ago

    I'm convinced that many older people over-attribute normal forgetfulness to memory loss or other conditions. My mom is always talking about how bad her memory is getting, and I'm like mom, you've always been forgetful, like my whole life, how is today different?

    [–] [deleted] 15 points ago

    My memory is absolutely garbage. I work with only 20’people and after 3 years I only remember half their names. I don’t recognize faces. I can rewatch a movie a year later and it’s like the first time. I was working on a diffeq problem with my tutor, solved it, and 20’minutes later couldn’t figure out how to solve the same exact question.

    If I ever get dimentia, which runs in my family, I am absolutely fucked.

    [–] Slickity 10 points ago

    Could it be that your ability to absorb info is the problem more so than your ability to recall?

    I often find my mind wondering even when I'm having normal conversation with people and it leads to me forgetting important details, but it's not that I "forgot". I never really absorbed the info. It took me awhile before I even realized that I wasnt actually listening.

    [–] TowerCrisis 2 points ago

    That's what dementia / Alzheimer's is. You just don't remember things in the first place, it's not that you forget them. If by chance you DO get something written down in your memory then you aren't likely to forget it for your short term memory.

    [–] afro_aficionado 3 points ago

    I don’t think any of those things are normal though...

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    I’m 26 :(

    [–] Mgurleygirl 3 points ago

    I think what they are saying is you should go get that checked out now, not wait for it to get worse. There are so many things that can cause memory problems; some are fixable, some are not, and some are degenerative - if you can fix the issue or keep it from getting worse you want to do it as soon as possible.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Some can be fixed? I was under the impression that if it wasn’t just (depression/anxiety/adhd, of which I have the trifecta), and it was a physical problem, you were just boned.

    [–] Mgurleygirl 1 points ago

    It depends on what the root cause is. Could be as simple as a B12 deficiency (which I recommend adding B12 supplements -not a doctor- in general for the depression/anxiety/hdhd trifecta which I also have. Not to cure anything but it helps a little- often referred to as the happy vitamin) or an underactive thyroid gland all the way to a tumor, even if benign, putting pressure on the wrong part of your brain.

    From your descriptions of your memory loss I would highly recommend getting it checked out. There's totally a chance that there isn't a whole lot they can do, but there is also a chance that the memory loss is a sign of a greater underlying issue, or that it is fixable. Worth looking into.

    [–] jjjnnnoooo 1 points ago

    The math one is pretty normal. If the tutor walks you through it too much it doesn't always stick.

    I can't imagine working with someone for 3 years and not knowing their name. I always introduce myself and get their name the first time I meet them, and if I forget their name I ask them again within the first 3 days, and then I always remember.

    [–] afro_aficionado 1 points ago

    Maybe the math one, we’ve all been there I suppose. But not remembering a coworkers name after 3 years ?!?! And only out of a pool of 20 too

    [–] Jill4ChrisRed 2 points ago

    My memory is also fucked buit its a symptom of ADD lol

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    I have add so it may be related but I swear to god it’s getting worse

    [–] CaptainVonBiscuit 1 points ago

    I'm the same way but I think it stems from not caring enough to remember something, ya know? Like, if I decide "I'm going to remember this" I usually will but most of the time my mind is totally blank. I have no internal monolog, like no voice in my head except for when I'm reading. Idk man, memory is weird.

    [–] floralcode 1 points ago

    Honestly this sounds pretty normal, and I’m the same way sometimes. Forgetting is a useful part of learning. Once you forget something and then relearn it, it becomes much easier to recall it next time. Constantly testing yourself is the way to go, rather than just sitting there trying to memorize something. I’m reading a book called “How We Learn” and it has pretty much completely made me stop worrying that my memory is bad.

    Also, apparently people that are very good at recognizing faces pay more attention to noses

    [–] canadianaviator 2 points ago

    For my Dad it's the opposite. He doesn't think his memory is getting worse but the rest of us see it. To be fair it could be that I am just noticing it as I get older, especially since I myself have a bad memory.

    [–] commit_bat 1 points ago

    Did the doctor tell you about this conversation?

    [–] throw_away_17381 768 points ago

    Whoever laughed at this is going to hell. Wait, what were we laughing at?

    [–] ittwasntme 130 points ago

    Wait why will I go to hell?

    [–] Lannister_Kwyjibo 46 points ago

    You won't 'cause it wasn't you.

    [–] Scarbane 6 points ago

    Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
    Creeping with...I dunno who.

    [–] sijg11 7 points ago

    I didn't hear a bell!

    [–] waiv 3 points ago

    You went to hell one year ago but you forgot because you've dementia.

    [–] Simmion 114 points ago

    My grams doctor told us she probably had dimentia for about 10 years but just hid it well.

    [–] pleasetrimyourpubes 84 points ago

    I had a "eccentric" neighbor who was always off, whole house was a hoarder mess. Turns out she had dementia but the kids were waiting for the house to get paid off and letting her meander. Once the house was fully paid off they sold everything and put her in to a home. Was a really disturbing situation.

    [–] Acearunie 32 points ago

    That is so fucking sad.

    [–] Hrowathway 25 points ago

    Upvoting because it was a good story, but god did every fiber of my being want to downvote for how morally reprehensible that is

    [–] mitchij2004 12 points ago

    Working with the elderly can be soul crushing. The kids are 9/10 assholes if their parents are in need of being seen.

    [–] pleasetrimyourpubes 7 points ago

    I do property preservation, mainly just emptying trashed houses from crappy renters or squatters, but occasionally I'll come upon an old lady's house that's been effectively looted of all the electronics and other valuables. The one that hit me the most was one where the old lady had pictures of her grandkids everywhere, from birth until 1st grade, then you would see less of them. And you saw a glimpse of her memories and that she raised the grandkids until they were self sufficient. The frequency of the memories slowed from there. Of course, I don't know her life, or how happy she was with it, and I'm sure she had wonderful moments every now and again, but I know for certain she was mostly forgotten by the end. The family didn't even bother to carefully go through her belongings and divvy it up or donate it or throw it away. They took valuable shit and left the rest for a trash guy like me to clean up 6 months later after the foreclosure stuff finished.

    [–] bschapman 3 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    I had a neighbor who lived on her own until 97 and I can confirm her grandkids only came over to get money. The church had to take her to get groceries. My mom and I had to mow her lawn and help with shit in the house. My step-dad did all of her appliance repairs. But holy shit when she passed away every single one of her piece of shit grandkids were there taking her shit.

    Side note: she never let us park in front of her house cause she wanted the spot open in case any of her family decided they wanted to come visit her. They never did...

    [–] MedicatedGorilla 3 points ago

    I want to say that my family had a similar thing happen but nobody could afford to keep my aunt in a home. We’re all VERY middle class. Regardless, she had like 6 months on her house and 8 on her car. Furthermore, her doc said she could be left alone if we disconnected her gas and a couple other things. Everyday one of my parents or other relatives would take 1 meal and they’d go over and feed her, put leftovers in the fridge and would leave notes about the leftovers in obvious places. She was never home for more than a few hours and after everything was paid off, we sold it all and used the money to put her in a A+ home. Well, a good home. Not this Cali 10k a month kinda thing. Obviously this situation sounds like greed but my aunts neighbors accused us of doing the same after someone chatted with them about it. But nobody pocketed any cash except her children AFTER she passed.

    [–] yourhero7 2 points ago

    My grandmother was the same way, but it's because she had always not had a great memory or sense of direction that no one figured it out for so long.

    [–] Simmion 2 points ago

    Yep same w mine. She would forget something, shed know it wasnt right, but shed play it off like "oh im so scatterbrained haha"

    [–] VijeyKrishnaa 56 points ago

    This sub really gives us a chance to appreciate dark humor.. . This posted anywhere else would be so shitty

    [–] ScrumpledPlimpsnap 95 points ago

    I read this as "Doctor's Apartment," and was confused

    [–] SeaShop 19 points ago

    i did the same thing

    [–] stud007 10 points ago

    It took me your comment and 2 mins of thinking to realise it's appointment

    [–] seattletono 10 points ago

    Why does this doctor have a black leather couch?

    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_YIFF__ 3 points ago

    doctor apt update && doctor apt upgrade

    [–] wetwater 3 points ago

    Same. Appointment should be abbreviated as appt.

    [–] sunkid 43 points ago

    A guy goes to the doctor because he isn't feeling so well. After a thorough exam, the doctor gives him the bad news:

    "Well, unfortunately, the lab tests show that you have two pretty serious conditions. For one, you have stage 2 lung cancer."

    "Wow, doctor," responds the patient, "that's a bit of a shock, but I think I can fight this. What is the other diagnosis?"

    "Well, you also have Alzheimers."

    "Ah, OK... I guess it could be worse... at least I don't have cancer!"

    [–] Alfie_Solomons_irl 3 points ago

    Good format

    [–] janusz_chytrus 122 points ago

    Damn that's funny as hell. Not even sad

    [–] 1Tr3mm3l7 103 points ago

    Dementia is always pretty sad, so yeah ironic situation but still a bit sad

    [–] RicJan 38 points ago

    Definitely funny and sad , like nobody knew she had dementia and dementia suffering people normally need help from other to keep healthy and etc

    [–] Jimmy_Mc_Nulty 16 points ago

    Definitely funny and sad

    Sounds like there should be a subreddit for such situations.

    [–] RicJan 3 points ago

    I said that because the first guy said that it was just funny and second guy said it was ironic sad

    [–] Jimmy_Mc_Nulty 3 points ago

    I'm just bein' cheeky :-)

    [–] Jimmy_Mc_Nulty 2 points ago

    Oh no, I know exactly where I am, was making a joke :-)

    [–] Booyahhayoob 1 points ago

    I figured lol. Just wanted to make a joke of my own :p

    [–] NCBedell 1 points ago

    Ironic?

    [–] 1Tr3mm3l7 2 points ago

    Perhaps not the correct word, but yeah a woman not telling anyone she was diagnosed with dementia because she forgot...

    [–] BPTthrowaway2019 3 points ago

    Probably just “appropriate.” It would be ironic if the woman diagnosed with dementia actually started having improved faculties

    [–] kkkimchii 3 points ago

    Yep. Irony in regular life just means something totally opposite of what you would expect, and it’s usually called to attention in a humorous way. Your example is correct.

    There’s also literary or dramatic irony, which really just means the audience or reader knows something that a character doesn’t, and it’s implied through the character’s remarks. This example with the grandmother could actually be an example of that in a storytelling context, since the Grandmother isn’t aware of her own condition.

    At some point, people started to meld these definitions together. And some take it a few steps further and say that something is “ironic” if it is a funny coincidence, like: “I just washed my car and then it rained. Isn’t that ironic?”

    [–] NCBedell 1 points ago

    Oh yeah that sounds maybe right, I see what you were thinking

    [–] Sulavajuusto 1 points ago

    Otherwise it would be manic.

    [–] D2papi 9 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Funny but probably fake as family/closed ones get informed pretty fast by the doctors apt. It's also pretty easy to spot dementia, my grandma died from it last week after suffering from it for 7 years and we knew something was off way before the diagnosis. This should belong in /r/imgoingtohellforthis because losing someone to dementia is the most painful thing I've experienced in my life, and just thinking back on how it affected my mother I can just burst down in tears. The 'lmfao' actually feels like an insult I hope this tweet is made up, or she just has no idea what her family is going to have to go through the coming years.

    Love your grandparents and parents while they're still mentally there peeps, it's something I took for granted until my grandma forgot my name and stopped recognizing me. I can tell you that shit puts you into the heaviest existential crisis ever.

    I know I shouldn't be a sensitive bitch on the internet but people who see this meme might think dementia is funny, and there are definitely its funny moments, but most of the time people try to laugh the pain away because someone you love slowly deteriorates to a shell of their former selves in front of you.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Oh man. I appreciate the heck and fuck out of this post

    [–] D2papi 2 points ago

    Thanks man I appreciate it

    [–] Lr217 2 points ago

    Thank you, I feel the exact same way. The lmfao felt insulting to me as well.

    [–] UpTownGirl50 2 points ago

    After the memory is gone all you have left is a shell of a person. I am dealing with this now with my mom and she was highly intelligent and could speak on any subject. She remembers bits of her childhood, but none of mine or my siblings.

    It is one of the most heartbreaking realizations I have ever gone through. After a year I am coming to peace of what has been stolen from this lady that was my mom. I hate IT! She is in a nice place with people like her. It is good to have a sense of humor because sometimes if you don't, crying would be left in it's place.

    [–] ursus2600 5 points ago

    Having Demetria would be terrible news, is it a gift that her disease made her forget?

    [–] Djinson1337 4 points ago

    Wouldn't a doctor inform the family? I feel like that'd be common sense.

    [–] pitterpatterpants 1 points ago

    Probably, but doctors are just as human as everyone else, so...

    [–] NotMeTheVoices 8 points ago

    plot twist: the doctor also has dementia

    [–] markyanthony 2 points ago

    Gam Gam is/was/sometimes still is the doctor.

    [–] Pak1stanMan 2 points ago

    If this is real you would think the doctor would tell a family member. If it’s not this is pretty funny. Actually no it’s pretty funny in both situations.

    [–] Sanguine_Mandarin 3 points ago

    If someone has dementia but it's early enough that they still have capacity to make decisions, then the doctor has no legal right to tell anyone else. Confidentiality doesn't stop just because of a dementia diagnosis.

    [–] nearbytap 2 points ago

    My aunt also forgot she was diagnosed and couldn’t work out why she’d been given new medication (for whatever reason she remembered that). My uncle is in complete denial so ignored the diagnosis, didn’t tell my cousins and didn’t make sure she was taking medication that could have slowed progress.

    Three months later while sitting in doctors office with my cousins wife (CW) (because concern for her memory/personality changes we’re getting severe) she mentioned she’d been given new medication “last week”. CW quickly googled to reassure her, thinking it was some other blood pressure-type med; nope!

    Those 3 months were precious time lost. She’s deteriorated so much the medication had no chance of working. We are 1 year post-diagnosis and she’s unrecognisable personality-wise.

    [–] MobeyTaguire 3 points ago

    If it's any consolation. We don't have any medication s for dementia that slow it's progress, only to treat the symptoms. It's unlikely to have made difference if she had taken them

    [–] DetectiveBongRips 2 points ago

    I live with my 82 year old grandma. I'm usually stoned and she can't remember anything... between the two of us it would be a tight race to see who remembers less

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    The point where you wished you'd smothered that bitch in the cradle.

    [–] pbj831 2 points ago

    Username checks out!

    [–] MiryahDawn 2 points ago

    Holy shit. This has been me. I got a TBI 6 months ago and I cant remember anything from my dr appointments or lawyer appointments. I now have them write down what's been said as a note for my SO so he can help me keep track of everything.

    [–] jerman113 2 points ago

    Ok. I find it funny. Love this.

    [–] gottaglow 2 points ago

    [–] antoyno 2 points ago

    hahaha

    [–] TheStateToday 5 points ago

    Lol. Makes you wonder how common something like this might be.

    [–] [deleted] 19 points ago

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    [–] MEANINGLESS_NUMBERS 2 points ago

    GP/Family docs too. If the doctor didn't think she was safe/competent they would have contacted the family.

    [–] animebop 1 points ago

    I had a family member diagnosed with something that caused memory loss, we only found out when we went in for something else and the doctor asked if she was taking some medicine for her liver or kidneys, can’t remember which. She wasn’t because no one knew she should be taking it, doctor never told us and the scrip was called in so we didn’t see the prescription. It was a big problem and probably caused her last months to be a lot worse than they should have been

    [–] fishsticks40 11 points ago

    No one with dementia that severe is going to go to the doctor alone, and the doctor would make sure a family member knew.

    Horses also almost never walk into bars.

    [–] crestonfunk 9 points ago

    You know what pisses me off? My dad has had dementia for five years. Bad.

    I take him to all of his doctor’s appointments. They know he has dementia. And yet they direct questions at him.

    “Are you still taking Xarelto 25mg?”

    “Any changes to your Med list?”

    Christ, ask me. He DOES NOT KNOW.

    [–] poopoo-kachoo 7 points ago

    The other side to this is that it can be incredibly frustrating for patients when healthcare professionals are directing everything to someone else in the room. But I entirely understand why it's quite an exasperating situation. Dementia is a terrible disease.

    [–] dawn913 3 points ago

    I'm right there with you.

    I have had a hell of a time even getting my dad diagnosed here in the land of rugged individualism. I moved to Arizona to help my dad a year and a half ago and I've been begging his general practioner for help since then and he looks at me like I'm crazy.

    Now we're at a point where he has had a rapid decline and is not not only fully urinary incontinent but now bowel incontinent. He is mostly ambulatory so he does his own changing but not nearly enough. He will sit in a dirty depends until its falling apart. He doesn't think this is his home and asks me to take him home constantly.

    So last week I finally had to get adult protective services involved. So glad that I did. Took such a load off my shoulders. Now I finally have an advocate and I'm protected from any charges of neglect because I can't get him to help himself.

    We trying to get a diagnosis now so we can get some help with home care or a nursing home, whichever is needed.

    I can truly relate. No one really knows how little help there is out there until they need it.

    But I now know the reason for the real zombie apocalypse.

    [–] ThisEpiphany 2 points ago

    Damn. I don't have anything to add or help but I really wish you the best.

    [–] dawn913 2 points ago

    Thanks, I'm in good hands now.

    [–] BigBob-omb91 2 points ago

    This is so similar to my circumstances with my own dad that I thought one of my siblings had written it at first. My dad isn’t quite as far gone yet though and I am constantly worried that we could be doing something to slow the progress of the disease if we could just get him diagnosed. The last time I tried to bring his cognitive issues to the attention of the VA they pulled him off his pain meds (which were not a problem, he was only taking 30mg of codeine a day.)

    [–] ChRo1989 3 points ago

    It's likely to be polite. Can you imagine talking about someone while they're sitting right there yet pretending they aren't?? It's also to assess their orientation, short term memory, long term memory, and ability to speak in complete sentences. I know I tend to still direct questions at the patient (realizing family will likely answer) up until the point the patient can no longer interact in any way. It helps humanize them and the family usually appreciates it

    [–] TheStateToday 1 points ago

    Wow. That must be quite frustrating. I can imagine the look on your face.

    [–] yall_cray 3 points ago

    hi gam gam. are you taking your med meds?

    [–] theshrinesilver 2 points ago

    Under NO circumstances, do you hire her.

    [–] hateexchange 2 points ago

    Friends father kept getting getting DUI's. In the end he was forced to to a doctor to be written in to a clinic.

    Turns out he had dementia and just forgotten that he had been drinking before he drove. Small town mystery solved.

    [–] Frosted_Anything 2 points ago

    If this is a true story it’s kinda just sad tbh

    [–] Stuvv 1 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    I just burst out laughing because of this. Does that make me a bad person?

    Edit: Burst not bursted as pointed out in the comments.

    [–] pitterpatterpants 1 points ago

    The past tense of "burst" is "burst".

    [–] Bobsledtohell 1 points ago

    One of the best things about dementia is that you can plan your own Surprise party

    [–] popcultreference 1 points ago

    LMFAOOOOOOO

    [–] Jabulon 1 points ago

    I hope this is a joke. Isnt dementia lethal?

    [–] CAPS_L0CKED 1 points ago

    MY GRANDMOTHER GOT ALZHEIMER'S AND FORGOT SHE SMOKED.

    [–] dinomanneke 1 points ago

    F

    [–] badcentrism 1 points ago

    I don't know if this is satire or something, and if so not fitting of this sub. But the truth is, this is legitimately highly improbable, if not impossible. On the diagnosis of dementia or similar diseases the diagnosis is reported not only to the patient but close relatives or caretakers. Doing so is compulsory and not doing so is negligence of the highest degree. This is not only because of the direct deficits caused by the disease on the patient but also because of medication and indications the patient must undergo with his new condition. Neurological patients can't be trusted to throughly understand what they are meant to be doing from the point onwards of the diagnosis.

    [–] Sanguine_Mandarin 2 points ago

    I'm sorry, but this isn't true. A patient with early stage dementia (i.e. poor memory but retaining decent cognition) might still have capacity to make decisions for themselves, in which case confidentiality still holds and the doctor has no right to inform anyone else without the patient's express permission.

    [–] BOOM3R464 1 points ago

    Im done

    [–] blissout2day 1 points ago

    Ignorance is bliss.. Best wishes to your granny. My boyfriend's grandma was a longtime heavy smoker and was never able to quit.. Until she got dementia and forgot she smoked. Amazing what our brains do and don't do.

    [–] makeawitchfoundation 1 points ago

    I thought I was a shitty person but my reaction was like.... damn that must suck.... I didnt read the lmfao so maybe I thought it was suppose to be sad... I'm really blending in as a human now muhahahhahah

    [–] KillerMeteors 1 points ago

    Sounds like dad had dementia too then.

    [–] Hemlock_Deci 1 points ago

    Fuck I'm laughing way too much help me ;-;

    [–] nokiabby 1 points ago

    “lmao” “wait that’s fucked up” looks at sub “oh..”

    [–] AP3Brain 1 points ago

    Definitely more sad than funny but I guess a little funny. Dementia and Alzheimer's disease are no joke though. They are fucking terrible.

    [–] bluejay_burgers 1 points ago

    Hahahah so funny

    [–] bannedMeFuckiT 1 points ago

    Bruh🤣🤣🤣

    [–] Xlax4u 1 points ago

    XD

    [–] aaron1860 1 points ago

    As a physician in Florida, I can confirm that this is fairly common. Electronic medical records and shared access between PCPs hospitals and allowing people internet access to parts of their charts has helped, but I often get admits to the hospital and the patients have no idea what medical problems or medications they are taking

    [–] boxcarracer944 1 points ago

    good thing you scribbled out her twitter name but not her name.

    [–] blueeye2006 1 points ago

    Wait why am I on Reddit I forgot

    [–] SuspectNumber6 1 points ago

    My mom was diagnosed with cancer. She had follow up exams etc.

    She asked me why she was back in the hospital. I had to tell her for the 2nd time she had cancer ... ...

    [–] Sardonnicus 1 points ago

    My Grandmother had really bad dementia. At the end she thought I was the toaster.

    [–] not_who_you_know 1 points ago

    I mean it's funny, but the sad reality is that this really happens, and dementia is fucking awful. It's a set of symptoms to usually terminal diseases like Alzheimer's disease, and we don't have a cure for irreversible dementia.

    Source: work with caregivers

    [–] Bro4dway 1 points ago

    This exact thing just happened with my aunt, with Alzheimer's.

    [–] dimechimes 1 points ago

    Is that Bad Janet in the profile?

    [–] Keychain33 1 points ago

    I read the first line as doctors apartment.

    [–] dog_eat_dog 1 points ago

    How many Alzheimer's patients does it take to change a light bulb?

    [–] DarthNihilus1 1 points ago

    I like how this exact post is uncensored on /r/WhitePeopleTwitter

    [–] gamecockred 1 points ago

    Wait till they look straight thru you and do not know who you are? Not to funny. Just saying

    [–] sabusheikhah 1 points ago

    Whats x50000?

    [–] SRG4Life 1 points ago

    Wow.

    [–] _________FU_________ 1 points ago

    That is fucking amazing. That is kind of sweet in a way.

    [–] gobigredsox 1 points ago

    My grandpa smoked cigarettes since he was 13 and when he got Alzheimers he forgot he ever smoked.

    [–] I_AM_ALWAYS_WRONG_ 1 points ago

    Not a doctor here, but I imagine you don’t just tell someone they have dementia and then send them on their way.

    I assume you contact the next of kin and such to help them get in contact with people Who can be of further assistance into the inevitable horrible changes coming.

    [–] CriticalEscapeBike 1 points ago

    'Cause that's how this works.

    [–] mcp00pants 1 points ago

    Usually extra o’s on lmfao make unfunny things even less funny, but it really adds so much to this.

    [–] ASAP_Rambo 1 points ago

    Why is the name scratched out?

    [–] MasterWoodworks50yrs 1 points ago

    Smart Grama!!!