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Two biggest risk factors for AD?
Posted: Monday, June 4, 2018 8:08 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
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Posted: Monday, June 4, 2018 10:03 AM
Joined: 7/17/2017
Posts: 342

Thanks LLee, that webpage always has good information.

A year or so ago, I started noticing the TV sound was somewhat distorted in what I heard. I thought it might because of the new TV we bought, and I was not used to the sound system, so I always increased the volume in hopes that would help. My wife asked why it was so loud, so I asked her if she ever has problems with the sound being distorted in how she heard it. She said never, its just me that hears it distorted. Then I read about hearing issues associated with MCI/dementia, so now I know what my issues are.

I see my PCM in 2 weeks, so I will then request a hearing test, and that should happen sometime late this month.

Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:16 AM
Joined: 9/12/2013
Posts: 3556

I realized my hearing was a problem 10 years ago and likely had hearing loss long before I figured it out.

My mother was an every day cocktailer and had profound hearing loss and still had her faculties at 96. My brother has been heavy alcoholic since high school and does not have dementia.

My sister is a daily drinker and she seems ok.

I dislike alcohol and get sick from it never "high",watched my diet, lots of hard labor, walking etc and I guess I inherited Alzheimer's.

recently we had tv cable boxes replaced and the sound improved enough to turn down the volume. I used closed captioning.

forgot what I came to share after the first topic I opened seemed so odd, then I saw it was from 2016 so I was time traveling there.

can not sleep because I am getting my teeth cleaned again in 11 hours, it is now something I am averse to. 

went outside and no clouds, the milky way hangs low over our house and I saw shooting stars.