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Tim Rosaforte Dies of Alzheimer's Disease at 66


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I haven't been watching as much golf on TV lately and with the whole pandemic going on, did not know he got Alzheimer's in late 2020. Rest in peace.

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  • nevets88 changed the title to Tim Rosaforte Dies of Alzheimer's Disease at 66
2 hours ago, nevets88 said:

 he got Alzheimer's in late 2020.

Mid 2019, apparently.

So sad.

Both my grandfather's died of it, I'm not going out that way 

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Such a terrible way to go.  Not for the person that dies, of course, but for everyone else.  At least he didn't know what hit him.  RIP Tim.

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Wow...surprising. I don't know this but is it common to die from Alzheimer's? I know people who have it and are dealing with it. Have had family members who have it but lived with it for many years.

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4 minutes ago, Bucki1968 said:

Wow...surprising. I don't know this but is it common to die from Alzheimer's? I know people who have it and are dealing with it. Have had family members who have it but lived with it for many years.

Top ten leading cause of death in the U.S.

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14 minutes ago, Bucki1968 said:

Wow...surprising. I don't know this but is it common to die from Alzheimer's? I know people who have it and are dealing with it. Have had family members who have it but lived with it for many years.

Both my parents died from advancing dementia.  I'm certainly no expert, but I understand that as the deterioration to the brain continues, it can begin to affect not just conscious thought, but the subconscious things that keep us alive,  

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1 minute ago, DaveP043 said:

Both my parents died from advancing dementia.  I'm certainly no expert, but I understand that as the deterioration to the brain continues, it can begin to affect not just conscious thought, but the subconscious things that keep us alive,  

That makes sense. I'm wondering if some people have more "advanced" Alzheimer's? Maybe it's possible to get the disease and it's more treatable for some people?

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Just now, Bucki1968 said:

That makes sense. I'm wondering if some people have more "advanced" Alzheimer's? Maybe it's possible to get the disease and it's more treatable for some people?

There are medications which slow its advancement, and the quicker treatment begins, the better it works, but I've not heard of anything that can reverse it.  And certainly the rate of advancement will vary from person to person.  

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4 hours ago, DaveP043 said:

There are medications which slow its advancement, and the quicker treatment begins, the better it works, but I've not heard of anything that can reverse it.  And certainly the rate of advancement will vary from person to person.  

I know there's Donepezil. I guessing the best thing for your brain in general, based on what I've read, is regular exercise. Playing an instrument. That sort of thing.

Still Alice and The Father are two recent movies I recall with portrayals of getting Alzheimer's.

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Lost a grandmother and stepmother to Alzheimer’s. Both were old, and lingered a long time. Obviously, it’s tough on the individual, but it’s pretty darn tough on the care givers, as well.

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23 hours ago, Bucki1968 said:

That makes sense. I'm wondering if some people have more "advanced" Alzheimer's? Maybe it's possible to get the disease and it's more treatable for some people?

Depends on the type. I have a college friend whose husband is dying from Alzheimer’s and he’s only 63. They’ve tried everything for him sadly. My MIL also had a dementia that rendered her incapable of speaking for the last two years of her life. It eventually affected her body function. It’s an awful disease.

Tim Rosaforte was young too, relatively speaking.

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My mother has dementia.  Her condition has worsened quickly since the end of 2019.

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