Gut Rumbles
 

February 19, 2005

you shouldn't give a damn

Want to keep your mind intact, just as dim as it is now? don't worry. be happy. We need more "scientific" research such as this the way I need a boil on my ass.

My grandmother is 93 years old and still sharp as a tack upstairs. She worries about everybody in the family and always has. But she USES her mind. She works crossword puzzles. She likes to watch Jeopardy and she still hand-writes letters to family members even though she can barely see anymore.

Don't hand me that crap. People lose their minds when they have no reason to use them anymore.

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You know, I guess they forgot to add in all the other stuff that worrying does. It contributes to wrinkles, stomachaches, insomnia, teeth-grinding, hangnail-picking, zit-squeezing, nose-picking, hair-pulling, twiddling, thumb-sucking, ocd, bad produce, poorly cooked paella, badly-applied makeup and anxious hamsters.

But, maybe that's just me.

Posted by: Kim on February 19, 2005 06:52 PM

I think they may also have gotten the causal relationship wrong: a predisposition towards Alzheimer's also makes one predisposed to be a worry-wart. I used to take care of an old bed-ridden gent with Alzheimer's, and the occasional paranoia and agitation was something to see. I think people are building those Alzheimer's plaques in their brains years before they come down with the disease, and that's what makes future Alzheimer's patients present-day worry warts.

Anyways, nobody worried more than my Gramma and she didn't have Alzheimer's. She died of the stroke.

Posted by: Amy on February 19, 2005 07:36 PM

...a predisposition towards Alzheimer's also makes one predisposed to be a worry-wart.

There must be exceptions.

Anyways, nobody worried more than my Gramma and she didn't have Alzheimer's.

There's one. I'm thinking Ronald Reagan would be an exception in the other direction.

Posted by: McGehee on February 19, 2005 09:53 PM
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