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5 Things Children Say to Convince Themselves That Their Parents Don’t Have Dementia
- They’re just old
- They look okay. They can’t be sick.
- They sound okay. They can’t be sick.
- If they were sick, their doctor would tell me.
- If they were sick I might inherit it, so they can’t be sick.
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5 Responses to those Things
- Plenty of old people don’t act that way, people even older than your parents.
- All diseases don’t show up on people’s faces and bodies. You can’t tell by looking at them.
- Stay with them a week, in their house, 24/7, then talk to me.
- What makes you think that their doctor knows anything more than you do? He sees them for 5-10 minutes at a time.
- Worry about inheriting it if it shows up at 43-53 years old, not at 73-83 years old.
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