Does DONALD TRUMP have undiagnosed DEMENTIA?

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    Aug 04, 2016 6:23 PM GMT
    So I was talking to my older brother today who has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. Today he was lucid, not confrontational, not defensive---anyone who didn't know him would think he didn't have this terrible illness. But., more often than not, he's angry for no reason at all, exceedingly unreasonable, indiscreet, forgetful, and combative. Previously, he was a tenured professor at one of the nation's top private universities, so he had a brilliant mind; he was empathetic, understanding, rational, slow to anger, compassionate. So today, after talking to my brother, a thought came to me: Does Donald Trump have undiagnosed dementia? I immediately googled "Donald Trump Dementia"--I was surprised to find out that many people have actually posed this question in the past. Now I'm wondering whether there's truth to it. See, for example, http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2016/08/04/A-diagnosis-for-Trump-dementia/stories/201608040128, http://www.chicagonow.com/recesses-mind/2016/08/could-it-be-alzheimers-or-senile-dementia/, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/2/17/1486899/-Is-Donald-Trump-Suffering-From-Delusional-Senile-Dementia.

    I'm not making any judgment as to whether Donald Trump has dementia as I'm not a mental health professional. What I'm saying is that my experience with my brother gives me pause and raises the issue. You decide.
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    Aug 04, 2016 6:54 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidSo I was talking to my older brother today who has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. Today he was lucid, not confrontational, not defensive---anyone who didn't know him would think he didn't have this terrible illness. But., more often than not, he's angry for no reason at all, exceedingly unreasonable, indiscreet, forgetful, and combative. Previously, he was a tenured professor at one of the nation's top private universities, so he had a brilliant mind; he was empathetic, understanding, rational, slow to anger, compassionate. So today, after talking to my brother, a thought came to me: Does Donald Trump have undiagnosed dementia? I immediately googled "Donald Trump Dementia"--I was surprised to find out that many people have actually posed this question in the past. Now I'm wondering whether there's truth to it. See, for example, http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2016/08/04/A-diagnosis-for-Trump-dementia/stories/201608040128, http://www.chicagonow.com/recesses-mind/2016/08/could-it-be-alzheimers-or-senile-dementia/, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/2/17/1486899/-Is-Donald-Trump-Suffering-From-Delusional-Senile-Dementia.

    I'm not making any judgment as to whether Donald Trump has dementia as I'm not a mental health professional. What I'm saying is that my experience with my brother gives me pause and raises the issue. You decide.


    Better take your vitamins, you're next!

    Donald, did mention in the interview with Kelly, that he had problems, but drinking was not one of them.
    Who knows, most old crows are mental and in DC!
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    Aug 04, 2016 6:55 PM GMT
    There you go again, trying to make him look as good as Reagan.

    Very sorry to hear you've early onset in the family. That's a rough one. We have the regular variety in ours, comes down just one line but has hit every generation so is a pretty big concern.

    Are you sure this is early onset though or the regular variety which hit early? The early does but both can hit before 65 which is an arbitrary number. Early onset is definitive when it attacks the victim in their 40s or 50s. But by your 60s, the regular variety can be affecting you with symptoms more obvious between 65 & 75 or older. But just because symptoms show then doesn't mean the disease wasn't engaged earlier, as its course runs so differently in each victim. Early onset seems more likely of a genetic component with descendants at high risk. The regular variety seems also genetic but with descendants not necessarily at absolute risk and the disease might also involve co-factors.

    Having dealt with the regular variety first with my grandfather and then with mom, I don't see that in him but also I don't know him well enough to see it. When he goes off course, I think that's more attention deficit disorder than dementia. When he uses simple vocabulary "a terrible thing, a bad thing, etc." that strikes me less a loss of words and more a pandering to stupidity.

    But I've never even watched any of his TV shows so never mind not knowing his normal speech, I don't even know his staged speech. All I see are these clips of him which while they don't paint a real pretty picture, I don't know if they paint at all a real picture. How do you determine what's real about a con man?
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    Aug 04, 2016 8:27 PM GMT
    ^^^
    Response to you Hidden/Deleted Member: My brother is 50 y/o, several years older than me, and he was just recently diagnosed (and for a long time he resisted seeking medical help because he didn't think there's something wrong with him). Like I said, I don't pretend to know if Trump has dementia--I was simply saying that some of the things that he's exhibited publicly may be consistent with dementia. I'm not a doctor, I'm a lawyer and executive strategist, so I don't have the necessary skills to make any type of medical diagnosis. What I am saying, however, is that very intelligent people who may look normal to the outside world may actually be suffering from a hidden mental illness (example, my brother who's an Ivy League and Oxford grad).
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    Aug 04, 2016 9:29 PM GMT
    Very sorry man. Yeah, that's the bad one. I assume you know you are also at great risk. That sucks. One of the more moving moments of my life was chatting for a while online with a young guy who had it. He had joined our A.D. support group for victims and caregivers. I remember his frustration and fears for his young family. If I remember right he was only in his 30s or 40s. Super sad.

    And certainly Alzheimer's is an equal opportunity disease. I hate it so much. Having gone through this with my grandfather, my mother was so careful in trying to do everything right. Eating healthy (she was on protein shakes as early as back in the 70s), staying in shape (even though grandpa was an athlete himself) but also always working on her mind, engaged in lifelong learning classes, reading nearly to excess, stayed working until we had to drag her from her desk, very busy social life. She did everything right but still succumbed to that bastard disease.

    I've taken it I hope a step further or at least in a different direction with my dream work, having lived much of my life conscious during sleep and I've done specific dream yoga to try and create as many neurological connections as I could because what I noticed especially with mom was that she seemed to--and I'm sure this was just my imagination but that's how it seemed--she seemed to relocate herself to parts of her brain not yet destroyed as the rest collapsed to Alzheimer's. Her personality remained intact throughout the entire time. Even when she could no longer control her limbs she could play the piano, beautifully. She'd play the classics I was raised on, not individually or completely but as a medley. Yet the transitions made perfect sense. Even after she'd gone silent, months before death, when she really wanted to tell me something, she could struggle to construct a sentence. It was the most unbelievable thing to see her reach out from inside her body destroyed by Alzheimer's.

    So, yeah, I'm not a doctor either. But I know this shit. All too well.
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    Aug 05, 2016 1:45 PM GMT
    there was an article indicating possible 25% of the general population has some level of mental deficiency. They may lead a normal successful life till stress and or old age opens the gates of hell.

    During a foreign policy briefing several months ago, Trump asked three times in an hour; 'If We Have Nuclear Weapons, Why Can't We Use Them?'
    reference:
    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/08/03/trump-asks-if-nuclear-weapons-them.html