Grandpa: (coupon for $2.00 off Exp. 1981)
Fast Food Cashier: You can only use it if you have Alzheimer‘s or Dementia… Yes or no…Am I your grandson?
Grandpa: Sonny Boy!
Fast Food Cashier: Want Fries With That?
Caption: Savvy Senior Moments
There has been some confusion over the post 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s sorry! Some are taking issues with the list of 10 warning signs for Alzheimer’s at face value as a FULL list. Yet, it’s not my 10 signs – rather, it was written as part of an alz.org PDF.
Maybe some readers did not see the link–so here is the full url: http://www.alz.org/national/documents/checklist_10signs.pdf.
Due to republishing rights/limitations, I only felt comfortable posting the top ten titles with the small blurbs on “What’s typical”; thus allowing you to do your own research by clicking on the link. I hope this elaboration clears up any confusion.
I’m sorry for the Readers who did not notice the reference at the bottom of top ten list and I again went back and added to that info to hopefully clarify things. Still, I got a few more comments: how people were confused…then i got to thinking. You may be confused, some even frustrated, others angry because they don’t get the cartoon. A cartoon that paints a: positive-intelligent-savvy-senior in shirt and tie getting one over on a fast food teen to use an old coupon. Something my 74 year old father-in-law laughed at and I know my mother in-law would love to do.
In the Mental Health Humor cartoon when GrandPa says “Sonny Boy!” that is what my father-in-law calls me..and that was a homage/shout-out to him. (But that is beside the point.) The point is, while reading this post maybe you felt confused, or one of the many other symptoms people living with Alzheimer’s face daily. While this was unintentional, it does give an experience of what your someone with Alzheimer’s may feel often…you got to feel it for a micro-second and doesn’t feel good. It’s possible that this post–may have assisted us both in learning a little bit more about Alzheimer’s by tapping into a symptom…confusion.