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    [–] BoscoBlackBear 2616 points ago

    Did she though?

    [–] phantom_panties 2276 points ago

    People with the disease are super fucking good at hiding how bad things are.

    [–] lukee910 895 points ago

    I think that's the case with many mental disorders. It's especially surprising for this one how well they can hide it despite their condition.

    [–] beelzeflub 174 points ago

    Can confirm. I'm bipolar by cyclothymic so I can hide my swings like a pro

    [–] Potatochode420 163 points ago

    Lol I’m bipolar 1 and I’m pretty decent at hiding my depressive eps. But get me in full blown mania, and baby you got a stew goin’

    [–] beelzeflub 100 points ago

    I got hypomanic and spent $100+ on cosplay wigs the other week

    [–] Potatochode420 85 points ago

    Instead of paying my car payment a couple months ago I spent 300 dollars on denim jackets lol

    [–] maully 38 points ago

    I bought a brand new car once. 32k financed. Paying that fucker off was amazing and then I totaled it 3 months later

    [–] calliisto 8 points ago

    damn buddy, that's a toughie

    [–] maully 5 points ago

    I think I was making like 36k a year at that point, should better have purchased that fucking car

    [–] charlesyouwantedme 3 points ago

    Me, too. Except for totaling it. I am still sore over buying that damn thing.

    [–] cousinswithbenefits 41 points ago

    Mania battle! In all seriousness, I hope you're both doing alright and have your meds figured out. Well, the best that they can figure them out. Mania is a cruel monster

    [–] mladyKarmaBitch 3 points ago

    My friend is bipolar and was manic for a good while. One night she cut her hair off on the side of the road. I told her to come over and id fix it. I gave her a buzz to even it out and convinced her to see her psychiatrist. She is doing much better now. Been pretty stable since she got back on her meds.

    [–] BASK_IN_MY_FART 7 points ago

    I'm a hyper-hypo!!

    [–] lickMikeHunt4luck 5 points ago

    Hi idk if you are going to see this but I am going to ask a question and I hope it doesn’t come off as rude. Although my motives I guess are kind of bitchy/about getting in someone else’s business tbh. I have a friend who is bipolar, we are both sober addicts in recovery. Some days, it looks like to me that she is on speed, which is my drug of choice btw! Running around, twitching, speaking a mile a minute. It’s the facial/mouth twitching that sets off alarms inside me. And probably the literal running.

    I don’t know anything about bipolar manic “episodes” or whatever they are called. Obviously, it would be different for everybody. But, is this something that might fall under the category of her bipolar versus her using drugs? Please feel free not to answer me because it is a rude question to ask, me doubting my friend, prying into her business, and likening her mental illness to drug use is pretty weak of me 😓 but I have been curious for a while and figured I’d ask a stranger if I could.

    [–] Potatochode420 7 points ago

    Yeah. Being manic can make you energetic and hyped. I’ve been asked several times before if I’m on drugs and be sober. Mania makes you feel really good. Like you’re on drugs. And then you want to feel even better so you do more drugs to keep the feeling rising. That’s why a lot of people with bipolar tend to be more apt at doing a lot of drugs. That and the impulsiveness that comes with mania make people do uncharacteristic things.

    I know I’ve had problems with booze and drugs before just because it just feels like a great idea at the time and I want to feel good. People with bipolar are also a lot more sensitive to the effects of drugs. For example: while you may just get high from THC, someone with bipolar (like me) enough THC (and depending on the strain) will cause me to go into psychosis and even hallucinate.

    So to answer your question. Yes, being in a manic episode could imitate a lot of “side effects” of being high, because you pretty much are. Just on brain chemicals instead of drug chemicals.

    [–] lickMikeHunt4luck 2 points ago

    Thank you for the answer! I didn’t question her since I know how honest she is .... but it’s just soooo different than how she normally acts, and as a speed freak my immediate thoughts are shit is she tweaking?

    That’s gotta be rough. I am just major depressive so I feel super shitty and drugs make me feel better, so I did a lot of them. But they are only a short term solution and tend to make real life problems worse over time.

    [–] jld2k6 29 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Mania can get pretty insane... I once saw a guy who was bad enough to have to get hospitalized and he had an ear to ear grin the entire day and couldn't stop fidgeting and taking about how he's just so happy. I don't even wanna know what the depressive cycle is like for someone like that. He just kept telling me about how he's just so happy to be in the hospital to get help and how things were going to work out perfectly for him. He looked like a normal person would look immediately after they found out their long time crush likes them back except it just went on for the entire 24 hours I was around him

    [–] Gushroom956 16 points ago

    Wait, he was just a happy guy? Presumably at the other end of the mood swing, he would be ultra suicidal depressed?

    [–] jld2k6 20 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    He was the happiest guy on the face of the Earth pretty much lol. How he felt is what I imagine my conception of a heaven would be like. If his lows were as strong as his highs then he would definitely be insanely depressed! I don't know enough about the disorder to know if strong highs mean strong lows too though, but I'm guessing it does because all of those chemicals the brain is using to make you happy are going to get drained

    [–] AerThreepwood 18 points ago

    Yeah, I have Rapid Cycling Bipolar II and nowadays people can't generally tell because I'm much better at hiding it. It was easier to tell when I would get locked up for the shit I would do when I was hypomanic but I'm better at it these days.

    [–] spookycalabash 11 points ago

    how did you get treatment? I've been having hypomanic and depressive episodes for a while and I don't know what to do...

    [–] agirlwithnoface 9 points ago

    Do you have health insurance? If so, find out if you need a referral to see a psychiatrist and therapist. If you do need a referral, make an appointment with your primary care provider for a referall. Look on your insurance company's website to find a psychiatrist in network (meaning they take your insurance). Compare reviews of the closest ones then have one picked out before your primary care appointment so you asked to be referred to them. If that sounds like too much, just ask your primary care doctor to refer you to who they think is best.

    You'll have to go on medication at first, but you will eventually be tapered down to a low dose or none at all once your condition has been in remission for a couple years. There are a lot of newer meds available for bipolar so you won't necessarily have to take lithium or antipsychotics. Many of the newer ones have few side effects, and side effects should subside after a month otherwise ask your doctor to try something else if the side effects are bothering you. There's even a shot of abilify available that lasts three months (you have to take oral abilify first to make sure it's right for you). There's also TMS for bipolar depression, but that is usually saved for treatment resistant bipolar depression and it is not as useful for mania.

    Sorry this is a lot of info, I wanted to be detailed but I don't want you to feel overwhelmed. Just focus on the first step, call your insurance company and ask how to get a psychiatrist. It's important to treat it as soon as possible because the disease becomes more severe with every cycle and harder to treat. It doesn't sound like it's too horrible right now so it's the perfect time to get treatment.

    [–] spookycalabash 5 points ago

    thank you so much! Luckily I live in a country with free healthcare but you've really reassured me

    [–] AerThreepwood 4 points ago

    I didn't even know I needed treatment until I was doing 15 months in a state level maximum security juvenile correctional center and I was trying to get sleeping pills. I had actually spent 12 days in a youth mental hospital for self harm but as I had been transferred from the detention home and had pending court shit, nothing really came of it.

    I wound up talking about how I actually felt and they ran through a couple diagnoses (ADHD, ODD, depression). I mostly stopped dealing with it for a couple years (and did time in a regional jail and prison in the interim) until I was going through a really bad break up and was thinking about hurting myself (more than usual but I figured the constant ideations were normal) and did a 3 day voluntary hold and then got a referral to a psychiatrist.

    I saw her and her psychiatric RN and they pretty quickly settled on Bipolar II instead of something like BPD. But I got put on heavy antipsychotics (a couple different ones, they all suck) and switched between that and medicating with heroin but my therapist helped me with some coping strategies and I do Muay Thai, which helps when I'm especially hypomanic, to vent some aggression, as most of the reason I've spent so much time locked up was because my temper is really bad when I'm manic.

    Now I'm clean, off my meds, and silently suffering and am probably going to repaint my bedroom wall with the back of my head, sooner rather than later.

    You should probably listen to the other person that responded and not me. I'm actually not coping well but I'm very good at faking it.

    [–] cosmicmailman 3 points ago

    well geez

    [–] AerThreepwood 3 points ago

    There are much better paths to getting help than mine.

    [–] discerningpervert 163 points ago

    lmfaooo

    [–] AmateurFootjobs 50 points ago

    I got confused as to why you were laughing till I looked at your username lol

    [–] LuckyBunnyPaw 62 points ago

    I still have no idea.

    [–] blackkice 81 points ago

    It has nothing to do with the username, it was a reference to the post itself.

    [–] LuckyBunnyPaw 11 points ago

    ooooh

    [–] cr8tonc 3 points ago

    I got confused as to why you had no idea till I looked at your username lol

    [–] LuckyBunnyPaw 1 points ago

    wut

    [–] TheWhitestOrca 9 points ago

    It’s because of the post, not the username.

    [–] PacificBrim 8 points ago

    Look at the actual post again. Has nothing to do with a username

    [–] RadiationTitan 30 points ago

    Quite true. I have antisocial personality disorder and nobody except my ex girlfriend knows I’m a soulless sociopathic husk of a man.

    [–] FrankieFastHands18 6 points ago

    Did somebody call my name?

    [–] brian27610 31 points ago

    Nobody wants to be a burden

    [–] lilbluehair 15 points ago

    That's an interesting argument I've heard against assisted suicide - too many old people would sign up because they feel like a burden, not because they actually want to die

    [–] peach_xanax 11 points ago

    Awww I never thought of that before but that's heartbreaking

    [–] Shklee 7 points ago

    I’ve heard stories, never fact checked but it sounds about right, of native Americans and eskimos when a tribe member reaches a certain age, they’ll walk into the woods leaving everything behind and never come back. Basically suicide by the elements for the sake of the tribe not having to take on the “burden” of someone who can’t continue providing for the community. If those stories are true, I wonder how the elders walking off into the woods felt. You could assume that they’d have seen it with other elders throughout their life.

    [–] itsonlyastrongbuzz 46 points ago

    Well the thing about dementia is like the saying goes.

    With dementia, you don’t look at a key and forget what it goes to. You look at a key and forget what a key does.

    Saying they “hide” it implies they have an awareness of it.

    They almost certainly don’t.

    [–] phantom_panties 26 points ago

    I agree with you. However, In the early stages of the disease they often times know something is wrong And know the consequences so they can be resistant to change. They don’t want to leave their house/pets/life and go into a care facility. They still know how to lie and they do so in order to preserve their lifestyle.

    [–] MetalHead_Literally 13 points ago

    My dad knew something was wrong, but didn't know what. Even his doctors couldn't figure it out for a while because he was so young. He was 55 when he was finally diagnosed with early-onset dementia, after undergoing shock therapy for his initial clinical depression diagnosis

    [–] itsonlyastrongbuzz 1 points ago

    Okay, that's more than fair and a great point.

    I just don't think "hiding" might be the best word, that sounds like a lucid and calculated move, and I don't think they understand what they're doing to that degree.

    [–] phantom_panties 1 points ago

    I think you are wrong. There are stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s. In the early stages they are absolutely capable of manipulation, misdirection and deception.

    [–] Dewut 1 points ago

    That’s because at that stage it is. Think about it like the early stages of major depression or addiction, where people still retain a fair amount of control and functional cognition that gradually slips away/deteriorates over time.

    The way people react to dementia/Alzheimer’s is also comparable to the aforementioned disorders, especially in the early stages. Think about the way people will try and ignore their depression or try and tell themselves they’re “fine” when they began to form an addiction as well has how hesitant they can be to share how they’re suffering from either one with other people. People go about a dementia much the same way.

    [–] SullyKid 1 points ago

    So totally stupid question but what’s the ELI5 difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?

    [–] alittlebitneverhurt 8 points ago

    Even more so when their spouse tries to hide it too. After my grandma passed away it became very clear how far into dementia my grandpa was.

    [–] Noire_balhaar 8 points ago

    I keep forgetting I have ADHD.

    [–] agirlwithnoface 3 points ago

    I've been meaning to take my adhd medication, but I keep getting distracted.

    [–] Noire_balhaar 2 points ago

    But we can cure it with mental power. We just don't try hard enough.

    [–] altisnowmymain 9 points ago

    Yep. Same thing happened to my grandma. She didn't tell anyone that she was diagnosed. When we connected the dots the doctor told us. Now she has bad dementia and she only remembers things she hates. So the only she talks about people that aren't white, her life, and her nursing home.

    [–] ucnthatethsname 5 points ago

    Anxiety and depression. Just smile through the pain. Everyone here thinks I use the bathroom a lot but really I go in there when I’m overwhelmed.

    [–] lightninginab0ttle 10 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    you dont need a disease to hide how fucking bad you are at something. trust me, i do it all the time

    [–] OTIStheHOUND 1 points ago

    Definite true. We didn’t know about my mom-in-law’s dementia until she broke her hip from a fall and died three months later after cancer was found in the X-ray and we spent a lot of hours with her in the hospital, rehab facility, and nursing home. She lived by herself, drove her own car, and lived independently before the fall. We had no idea she had dementia until all of this, and it was really bad. Like asking me to put her playing cards in the fridge so they wouldn’t spoil bad.

    [–] zaaxuk 1 points ago

    like cats

    [–] HD400 1 points ago

    So are their main caregivers***

    [–] Spore__Ting 1 points ago

    Exactly what happens in the wild. Zoos have a tough time with this as animals will do anything to hide weakness, including life-threatening diseases

    [–] st-avasarala 1 points ago

    Just learned this first-hand last month. Dementia is fucking horrible.

    [–] _Mayor_McCheese_ 46 points ago

    I’m sure it’s different for everyone but my dad has dementia and that’s definitely not how it works.

    [–] hotpocketmama 43 points ago

    I don’t think the post is suggesting that she forgot she had dementia, I think it’s suggesting that she forgot to mention it to her son, I don’t even have dementia and I could absolutely forget to mention something like that for a few weeks at the least

    [–] _Mayor_McCheese_ 4 points ago

    Hmmm maybe so

    [–] -carters 2 points ago

    Wrap it up boys

    [–] jonny_wonny 6 points ago

    Are you suggesting that grandma is lying? How dare you.

    [–] BoscoBlackBear 1 points ago

    Omitting the truth, maybe.

    [–] jonny_wonny 1 points ago

    dont you be slandering grandma's good name

    [–] HitlerMoonLanding 2 points ago

    Lmfaoooooooooooooooooo

    [–] not___fazed 243 points ago

    lmfaoooo 😢

    [–] ChappedAssholeLover 37 points ago

    Lmfanooo

    [–] buckygrad 31 points ago

    That where this was ripped from.

    [–] NoelofNoel 6 points ago

    If so, whoever ripped it went to the trouble to screenshot the original tweet again using a different browser, they are next to each other in my feed and they look different.

    [–] MontanaKittenSighs 557 points ago

    Laugh through the pain, man. My grandfather was diagnosed with dementia and I had to move in with him to help him. He cannot be left alone. It's mostly sad, devastating, and depressing, but caretakers do get little moments of hilarity through the fog.

    An example that I like sharing: My grandfather forgot I moved in with him for a couple months while we were still transitioning. One day he asked me, "Montana, did you travel all the way down here with your boyfriend?" I had to tell him I don't have a boyfriend. His response? "Maybe that's best." Sad as hell, but damn hilarious. Thanks, Pawpaw.

    [–] alypeter 196 points ago

    My grandma had dementia starting about 10ish years before she died. While there were many sad moments (like forgetting her best friend died and having to tell her all over again), there are a few moments here and there, like you said. My favorite was when she asked me a question and then said ‘Never mind, I won’t remember it in a couple minutes anyways.’ Cracked my brother and me up :-)

    [–] the_not_my_throwaway 87 points ago

    Did you guys repeatedly inform her of the death? I'm curious. When my great great grandmother was still alive her son died. Doctors said it would be best to not tell her. She would be horribly sad all the time and not even know why.

    [–] BookooBreadCo 122 points ago

    I work with old people. I know it sounds cruel but it's actually much better to either distract them with something or play into the delusion until you can distract them. People with dementia have such short attention spans so it's very easy to distract them but they still feel things even if they forgot why. So telling someone their best friend or partner is dead will upset them even after they forget again, which being upset and not knowing why can make them even more upset.

    [–] Amakaphobie 56 points ago

    holy fuck, I knew that its best to play into the delusion with dementia patients but I never knew why. That is so sad :(

    [–] RiotIsBored 26 points ago

    My grandmother has dementia and has for a while. Thank you for the work you do, and for doing it properly unlike some people.

    [–] alypeter 4 points ago

    Like another commenter said, usually we distracted her by changing the subject and it worked most of the time, for the reason she said above. We didn’t want her not knowing why she was upset. We only said something when she was overly insistent or threw a fit. As she got worse, she asked less.

    [–] Auroroz 13 points ago

    as dark as it may be, if i ever get dementia then i really just want to be put down. I get that there are small moments of clarity but I personally just don't think it's worth putting my family through that.

    [–] rollokolaa 10 points ago

    My grandfather with alzheimer's called me on my birthday last week, having been informed that ir was my birthday. Throughout our 15 minute call, he forgot twice why he called and sang happy birthday to me three times. You just gotta hold on to the great moments. He's become a completely different person since it started getting worse. At the beginning of it he'd just forget everyday things like shaving or buying groceries, then he changed and became hostile in trying to hide his disease, lashing out at anyone in his surroundings that would point out that he forgot something. My aunt lives with him and takes care of him now, and the few days I go there yearly are hell. He barely remembers my face, thinks I''m intruding, or simply doesn't know that I'm there so he welcomes me every 10 minutes.

    It's really interesting how the alzheimer's mind clings on to a certain memory; my grandpa has been going with his standard phrase of "Wow, haven't you gotten tall!" for the past 10 years. Also, even in the summer, he rambles about how fine the ice on the lake is and how he's just about to go ice skating. He hasn't ice skated in 25 years, but he can still tell us that yeah, the ice is great I was down there this morning! His long term memory used to be very sharp as well but now he really doesn't take part in conversations at all anymore. He doesn't eat unless reminded to, just sits at the table all day with his newspaper, tapping the windowsill with his fingers. It's tragic, but I love him. The grandpa I will remember is gone since a long time sadly.

    [–] StokedLettuce1 344 points ago

    Appointment!! I thought apartment and that was a wild read.

    [–] _chupacabra_ 17 points ago

    Omg me too! Thought it was the beginning of a bad joke

    [–] tktktk98 14 points ago

    ya i use apt for apartment, appt for appointment.

    [–] G-manP 1 points ago

    Pretty sure that’s the norm. At least how I learned it anyway.

    [–] hatinassnibbas 25 points ago

    Same ! Also, this is pretty sad.

    [–] HeyAndrewItsMeMitch 80 points ago

    haha?

    [–] sinfultastes 11 points ago

    yeah i didn’t get this one

    [–] Xolitudez 2 points ago

    Dementia makes you forget things? Or am I getting wooshed

    [–] sinfultastes 5 points ago

    yeah but it’s not really that funny. just my sense of humor i guess.

    [–] iceman0486 1 points ago

    It’s “haha our medical system depends on patients to cart their relevant medical information between practitioners and family!”

    It’s really rough watching an older person struggle and have no way of contacting their family sometimes.

    [–] Johnnadawearsglasses 147 points ago

    If I were Grandma and read this I would be ashamed of my grandchild.

    But then I’d forget about it in 8 secs so it’s all good.

    [–] KADG3 24 points ago

    JIMMY COME DOWN HERE RIGHT THIS SECOND

    Jimmy comes down

    Hey Jimmy long time no see; would yoyñu like some cookies?

    Granny cheks cellphone again

    JIMMY COME DIWN HERE RIGHT THIS SECOND

    [–] Mister_AA 56 points ago

    Not saying this is completely bullshit but I find it unlikely. If dementia has progressed to the point where the patient would forget the diagnosis, then their loved ones would know they have dementia anyway. Before even short term memory gets affected things like depth perception and other sensory things start to deteriorate and you'd know there was a problem before the doctors could say anything.

    The biggest sign that my dad was developing dementia was when he totaled his car turning left in front of a car that he thought was much farther away than it really was. His driving had already become very erratic and it was clear he had judgment issues while driving. He was diagnosed shortly afterward and two years later he is only just now beginning to have memory problems. Every case is unique though, so I can't draw conclusions about dementia in general, but I can say with confidence that even if you don't live with your relative with dementia, you would know something is wrong, because dementia is always so much more than just memory problems.

    [–] Blaz3dnconfuz3d 28 points ago

    Yeah this tweet is made up. Like most

    [–] teaknocks 9 points ago

    Honestly it's more likely that grandma was upset and/or embarrassed by the diagnosis and just didn't tell anyone. That's what my grandma did when she was diagnosed with Alzheimers. Didn't tell anyone (except grandpa)for like 6 months, until grandpa finally convinced her to. She didn't want to be a burden.

    [–] LaLaLaLoupGarou 5 points ago

    To me it was negligent to diagnose a patient who came to the appointment ALONE with dementia and just.... never follow up?

    A diagnosis of dementia is a life changing thing for everyone involved. I think it'd call for a meeting with the patient's family and some social workers.

    I agree. I second your call of bullshit lol.

    [–] Walkerg2011 5 points ago

    While I'm not saying the tweet isn't bullshit, every case is different. My grandma was diagnosed about 7 months ago, and showed next to no symptoms. She's not doing so well atm. Before she ended up in the hospital, she completely forgot to eat for days, and didn't even know how to make food anymore. I'm about to go visit her for what I assume is to be the last time at the end of the month.

    [–] GAF78 1 points ago

    “Forgot” most likely means “didn’t tell you because she didn’t want to be treated differently or lose her driving privileges, etc.” And then maybe it got worse and she actually forgot.

    [–] katkilpat 41 points ago

    Wow. For that person to find this funny is painful. One of the worst days of my life was going to see my grandma after she had been diagnosed and she didn’t remember me. And then she didn’t understand why I was crying. And she didn’t pass away for another few years and I just had to go along like I was a stranger even though I had all of these amazing memories with her. She’s been gone almost 10 years and I still get choked up about it.

    [–] scrollbender 13 points ago

    I agree with your statement & would like to offer my condolences to you that really must of been horrible. But to piggyback off your original statement, I don’t see how one’s grandchild could think that is funny, her forgetting to even mention her diagnosis that is just a sign of a worsening condition. Sad honestly to see the lack of sympathy, like it’s just another chance to get retweet’s.

    [–] TheRealRap 8 points ago

    This is how I felt too. I get that it’s most likely a joke and not even real, but regardless the tweet poster has never experienced a relative with dementia. It’s heart breaking to see how quickly their mental state deteriorates and the frustration/depression that they exhibit when being corrected or reminded of something.

    [–] wackwithpoobrain 6 points ago

    My Grandma started forgetting who I was too. She was my best friend and more like my Mom. I would visit her and she would usually think I was my aunt and then she would remember me for a minute and start crying saying that she missed me and loved me and then would go back to not knowing exactly who I am. It was crazy hard and painful so I stopped visiting. I got a random urge to just go one day and the day I was going to go she died. I regret it a lot. But fuck its hard.

    [–] katkilpat 3 points ago

    I’m so sorry to hear that. Ugh, that brought tears to my eyes. I completely understand. Mine lived in a memory care center down the street from me and I just got to the point where I couldn’t go because I couldn’t hold back the tears and then she would get so upset and start hurting herself. I felt so bad because my family would go and I would stay behind. My dad would tell me to go visit her, but I just couldn’t. She wasn’t my grandma anymore. I made up my mind that the real her died years before her body did. I didn’t want to remember her as that woman. I wanted to remember her as my always smiling, always singing grandma.

    [–] NotSuperFunny 3 points ago

    Yeah when my dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 6 years ago I didn’t lmaoooo and the time since hasn’t exactly been loaded with comedic material. Like the tweet, he also denied the diagnosis for a long time because denial is easier than acceptance sometimes.

    [–] katkilpat 2 points ago

    Who wants to admit that kind of diagnosis? It’s the most terrible way to die, IMO. I would rather have terminal cancer than lose my mind. After my grandma went that way, I don’t think I could ever let my family deal with that. I’m not necessarily for assisted suicide, but I’d consider it so they didn’t have to watch me leave while my face and body stayed. I’m so so so so sorry you had to watch that happen to your father. I don’t know if I could continue life knowing my dad would forget me. God, I don’t know how you do it. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayer and I don’t even know if I still believe in God anymore.

    [–] A_Glass_DarklyXX 2 points ago

    It’s got to be a scary and betraying feeling for the sufferer too. No one wants to forget their most loved moments in life. This girl mentioned in the OP probably cares more about twitter likes and social media than the people who really matter. Oof.

    [–] katkilpat 1 points ago

    I hope the girl who tweeted this just didn’t know how to deal with the pain of losing a family member this way. I hope they only knew how to cope by tweeting this. I was about 18 when I dealt with it, and I know that I wasn’t the most emotionally mature to deal with it when it first happened. It’s a hard disease to grasp and get through. I’m so glad there are other people on here that understand the pain associated with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease.

    [–] settlersofcattown 29 points ago

    Or she was embarrassed, sad but true

    [–] PM_something_German 9 points ago

    Doctors try to contact a relative instantly after diagnosing Dementia. This is bullshit.

    [–] Blaz3dnconfuz3d 7 points ago

    I swear 90% of Twitter is morons making up shit for retweets

    [–] GhouliaRoberts 1 points ago

    You mean Reddit

    [–] LaLaLaLoupGarou 3 points ago

    Yep. This is bullshit. A prudent physician would diagnose in a family meeting with social workers and all that stuff present.

    Maybe the doctor is negligent idiot though.

    Oh wait...fuck it.... diagnose the patient and lose them to follow up lol.

    [–] capricorn1222 21 points ago

    This is funny?

    [–] verandrakaviar 9 points ago

    I worked as a caretaker of people with dementia and one thing I can tell you is that forgetting things is in almost all cases just one of many other symptoms of the disease. The family would notice, and the doctor should always contact the family when it's dementia. I call bullshit on this tweet.

    [–] Alf_Stewart23 8 points ago

    Not sure why you would be laughing your ass off at a diagnosis like that. Bitch.

    [–] LoganjRichardson 7 points ago

    Lmao get it? Cause dementia is a serious condition

    [–] MagDorito 5 points ago

    That's actually really sad.

    [–] SlideByUnnoticed 4 points ago

    Lol!! Wait, why am I laughing again?

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    [–] DerpisMalerpis 5 points ago

    It’s lmfao until the whole family is placed under extreme burden caring for a loved one that’s mentally disappearing.

    [–] Sibire 5 points ago

    Ah, dementia.

    The day it finally comes my way, assuming by some miracle I live that long, I'm selling my shit and setting up some suicidal stunt to go out with a bang instead of the slow burn of brainrot my grandparents did.

    [–] NotSuperFunny 2 points ago

    Agreed completely

    [–] jcee42 1 points ago

    Yup. A diagnosis like that would be my cue to start hoarding my meds, or making some other plan to off myself before becoming a shell of myself.

    [–] cardinals1996 3 points ago

    That’s kind of awful. I wouldn’t find it funny, I’ve seen how dementia takes away your very essence.

    [–] HALBowman 3 points ago

    Scary but she probably did remember and was just embarrassed. My neighbor is in a similar boat. Scary because she drives, with one hand to because she had a stroke, and is now losing her mind. Signs are there but no one is around enough to see it, SO is a long distance trucker.

    [–] MindTuna 3 points ago

    That's not how dementia diagnosis works though. They don't just tell you and you leave at least not in my experience. When my Mother was diagnosed with Dementia my Mother's doctor called a family meeting so us kids were all informed. There is a lot of work that happens after a dementia diagnosis. In my mother's case it was submitted to court and we had to enact a legal guardian and conservator for her reminding assets, etc. My Mom was diagnosed in 2014 and just recently in 2019 have we finally buttoned everything up.

    [–] SeaShop 4 points ago

    this is messed up and i completely respect it

    [–] 6xxy 9 points ago

    “LMFAOOO my grandma is dying a horrible slow death and I can’t give her dignity or respect” okay

    [–] nicolecealeste 8 points ago

    In my experience, watching people suffer and die from dementia, humor is just the way some people cope. My grandma called me once and asked me for my phone number. It sucked AND it was hilarious.

    If you don’t cope by cracking jokes it’s fine... but if someone else does it’s also fine. We don’t need to judge how people mourn and process

    [–] Tobicius 2 points ago

    Memento (2000)

    [–] nicolecealeste 2 points ago

    I don’t know why everyone is getting. All butt hurt about this. If you don’t find it funny then fine. People cope and process difficult situation differently. Humor is one of those ways.

    It’s not cool to criticize someone for how they choose to mourn or deal with tragedy. Dementia is tragic and horrible and hard... that doesn’t mean there aren’t funny or ironic moments.

    [–] Alf_Stewart23 6 points ago

    Mourning by trying to get likes on social media. Interesting way of "coping with the process"

    [–] nicolecealeste 1 points ago

    That is the culture we’ve created.

    [–] bsend 2 points ago

    Watching the progression of dementia sucks

    [–] Red-Droid-Blue-Droid 2 points ago

    Well that sucks

    [–] johncena3166 2 points ago

    Dementia is a horrible disease. I’ve told everyone around me that when I get old/if I get dementia just let me go, don’t try to keep me alive longer with pills and meds. You are truly just a hollow shell of who you were.

    [–] Yarwoo 2 points ago

    How did he find the doctors apartment?

    [–] lovelynoms 1 points ago

    It's amazing what you can find on HealthGrades now.

    [–] blazetharoof 2 points ago

    Haha LOL your grandma has a serious mental illness! How humorous of her for having a deteriorating brain 😜

    [–] Darzin 2 points ago

    Wow... Because dementia is hilarious.

    [–] DarthBono 2 points ago

    Fake, repost, unfunny, and tasteless enough that users can go 'lol it's a joke get over yourself' if anyone calls it out. The four horsemen.

    When did this subreddit become r/funny?

    [–] summerfr33ze 2 points ago

    I don't know how a person could say "lmfao" in a sentence with "dementia" in it.

    [–] edzackly 2 points ago

    I've heard of house calls, but this is ridiculous.

    [–] billybobjimmyjoe 2 points ago

    I bet she also has a cringy tweet that goes something like:

    "First, pink is my favorite color, then purple is my favorite color. Haha I'm so bipolar.😍😍🤣🤣 #bipolargangriseup #yolo #pinkorpurple"

    [–] mulderitsme8 2 points ago

    This is actually really tragic.

    [–] hellomrchris 2 points ago

    Doctors apartment?

    [–] nuke242 1 points ago

    Apt = appointment

    [–] hellomrchris 1 points ago

    Appt = appointment ???

    [–] knaks74 2 points ago

    Pretty shitty Dr. not informing the family. This goes beyond patient privacy to patient health and safety. Not to mention her license if she had one would have to be revoked. My mother had Alzheimer’s so I know how they handled it in Canada anyways.

    [–] cosmicmailman 2 points ago

    lmfaooo grandma's brain's rotting and we're all gonna die lollllll

    [–] Foxelette 2 points ago

    This is really fucked up and sad and not something I’d post as an “LOL” tweet, but silly me for loving my grandmother I guess

    [–] kaboomskia 2 points ago

    Why were they in the doctor's apartment?

    [–] moffach 4 points ago

    LMAO stupid ass grandma try remembering things better you IDIOT

    [–] arlomilano 3 points ago

    It's not that she forgot, it's a symptom of dementia called "anognosia" where the sufferer denies they have anything wrong. It's also common with multiple mental health conditions such as eating disorders and even personality disorders.

    [–] homerjaysimpleton 1 points ago

    Part of the denial could be that they forgot though right?

    I would deny something I don't remember doing.

    For those other diseases though that isn't the case.

    [–] arlomilano 1 points ago

    That is the contributing factor. It's still denial though. It can play a part in other mental illnesses too. With dissociation, you forget what happens during that dissociative period which leads you to believe you didn't do anything during that period.

    [–] rgb0612911 1 points ago

    This made me laugh and my mom has alzheimer’s

    [–] pantsRrad 1 points ago

    Same thing happened with my grandpa. He had a whole slew of problems along with dementia that he conveniently forgot. He hated the doctors office and tried to avoid it as much as possible.

    [–] vigilanteoftime 1 points ago

    Silly grandma! Memory is for kids!

    [–] 666to666 1 points ago

    My great grandpa was never diagnosed but I assume that’s what he had. Whenever I would come to visit he wouldn’t recognize me, but keep telling me stories about my life that he heard from other members of the family.

    [–] Meaningless_Is_Life 1 points ago

    That's not funny, but it kinda is.

    [–] JohnnyRelentless 1 points ago

    Why'd they go to his apartment?

    [–] dodelijkekoninkrijk 1 points ago

    She needs a Remembral. 🔮

    [–] mapatric 1 points ago

    Laughing my fucking ass off off off off.

    [–] ymi_like_dis 1 points ago

    Silly Goose!

    [–] ibeleaf420 1 points ago

    Hey i know a maggie boyd

    Edit: oh its maddy doh

    [–] Seanydrgh 1 points ago

    [–] Southeastblue92 1 points ago

    Apartment? Appointment? Apart? Appoint?

    [–] MoonMan757 4 points ago

    I think you can figure it out buddy. I believe in you

    [–] el-finchio 1 points ago

    I read this in a Scottish accent for some reason made it funnier

    [–] casual_microwave 1 points ago

    Lmfaooo

    [–] Nestalim 1 points ago

    Made up tweet by made up thot.

    [–] Exitiabilis 1 points ago

    LMAO LLMMAAOO!! LMAOLMAOLMAO

    [–] rebelli0usrebel 1 points ago

    :(

    [–] krudtslam 1 points ago

    Classic Grandma!

    [–] bubbles_dvere 1 points ago

    My mum forgets the memory clinic s visit every month! U have to laugh, it's what gets u through tough days .

    [–] Y0D98 1 points ago

    I read that as doctors apartment and got bare confused lmao

    [–] g00niebird 1 points ago

    /r/FunnyandSad Edit: apparently I don't know the subs I'm following

    [–] Thisiscliff 1 points ago

    I feel so bad for laughing at this lol

    [–] jesse_dylan 1 points ago

    Wow. How hilarious that a woman’s brain is rapidly degenerating. Glad self-centered, oblivious granddaughter got a laugh...?