I Think I Face the End of My Career

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  1. JimBowie1958
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    It is sad to think I might not be able to work soon. I love my job, and the people I work with. The pay is great, more than I deserve, but it is the feeling of being useful and productive I enjoy the most.

    That might be coming to an end now.

    The problem is my memory. I keep forgetting the simplest stuff, even my kids names.

    I was in the company cafeteria a few months ago and forgot where I was. For a few seconds I thought I was in my old high school cafeteria, but I knew that was impossible. Then I put it together where I was and my memories came back about why I was there and where etc.

    And it is getting worse.

    I am afraid to go anywhere and have worse episodes. What if I totally forget and have a case of amnesia or something?

    Anyway, I am starting to think it may be time to mosey on into that pasture where the green grass grows.

    And I dont feel happy about it at all.
     
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    Man that sucks, I'm sorry.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. How old are you?
     
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    Forgetting your kids' names is a good thing. You should play that up to the hilt, then they'll come around more often to try to help you remember.
     
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    I'm so sorry, Jim. What a nightmare. Please, see your doctor. There may be some treatment that can help.
     
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    Chin up. It's terrifying, but you can slow this down.
    Get to the doctor yesterday and start doing crosswords and other mind games that will keep those synapses firing. Carry a phone if you don't already and have your wife's number in the Emergency spot in case you find yourself somewhere you don't recognize.
    You're not going anywhere, Jim. Not for a long time.
     
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    Crosswords do help, also try some B12 and some of that..Prevagen stuff.
     
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    Yes sorry to hear that ,even from a trumpster
     
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    There are memory games on the internet that may help-they sharpened me a little.
     
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    My Aunt had dementia and passed away because of it.

    There are ways to slow the progression down though.

    What is Alzheimer's?

    You'll be in My prayers.
     
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