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Old People and Drugs
Posted 11/24/08
old people need hardcore drugs!!!!!!!
they are always so angry and outta place hahaha
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Posted 11/25/08
Sometimes they need it...but some become so dependent on it that their mind registers it as a necessity so it's not really their fault. At least not all the time....*thinks* hmmmm
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Posted 11/25/08
weed n pussy is popular in all ages
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Posted 11/25/08
Oh just let them have their drugs, when you are 80+, sick, and your family has long since dumped you in a home only to visit/call a few times a year, a little(or alot) morphine might just make you feel a whole lot better. Especially if you actually require it for pain. Once you are that old pain probably sucks way more than when you are 20.
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Posted 11/25/08
We need to change negative views of old people Now!
By 2050 we old people will outnumber the young by more than 2:1 if we want to be treated well we must make sure we instill unflinching respect for old people so we don't end up getting shafted by our kids/grandkids.
If people can't handle being old then just set a point in your lives (like 60) when you'll just start doing reckless things (like base-jumping) or alternatively start taking drugs. If you don't agree with that then do something constructive like getting a degree or taking up a hobby like writing or painting.If you care for old people (like ageing parents) then urge them to start doing things more especially westerners (like me although I'm at the bottom of the world).
Take action Now!
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Posted 11/25/08
I worked in the care industry for 2 years and I know its hard to watch old people deterioting. But lets not forget that some elderly in the homes are not necessary in the homes because they are ill. Some are quite capable but need the daily assistance. The drugs dependency is only needed with one is very ill and rely on this to get through their final stages of their lives. Its sad to watch, but personally, I don't think I could ever place my parents in a home.
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Posted 11/26/08
People should be allowed to die with dignity.

That's how I want to go.
Posted 1/8/09
dude give these old geezers hard core drugs. they will love it. they will feel young agian and regain there stregth. lol no but seriously just let them sit around all day and trip on acid they will be so happy!
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Posted 1/11/09

superboxy wrote:

they're not pitiful
some old people just cant do stuff like that, it's not b/c they live in the us
i know b/c i have a grandma that is losing her memory (there's a disease or something for that but i forgot what it was, it's not amnesia) and would be able to be really active and stuff but cant
and it's also not b/c she takes drugs


dont know if this was quotet already, but the disease you mean is "Altsheimer". Also i totally agree to your opinion.
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Posted 1/11/09
I don't resort to taking medications immediately when I get sick. Adequate rest, plenty of fluids and eating right works for me in most cases.

Most vulnerable to a drugs' side-effect are those which age group that belong to the extremes of the age line, the "too young" and "too old". Some drugs have long-term effects that would vary person per person. Drugs which causes dependency are mostly opioid, some psychotropic medications and even those medications which are alcohol-based.

Posted 1/11/09

flippizzle wrote:

It's a cultural thing.
The elderly in the US is probably the most neglected and abused minority in the whole country.

Ungrateful kids send their parents to nursing homes when they're older because they don't want to deal with them anymore.
The tight family bond that is stereotypical in a Filipino household does not apply here.

Another factor is also bad nutrition.
They feed us crap food here, everything is genetically engineered. The elderly aren't getting the sufficient amounts of nutrition that they require and therefore they suffer. The elderly have weaker immune systems, overused liver/kidney. Simply, their organs start to fail them. Add to that a sedentary lifestyle and bad nutrition and you will see accelerated degeneration.

Polypharmacy also plays an integral role.
They are taking medications because they are immunocompromised. They get sick much easier that even normal flora (residential bacteria in/on our bodies) start to infect them. Then they take medications to suppress the side effects from those drugs, and other medications for other chronic illnesses, etc.
Pharmacology 101: TOO MUCH DRUGS = LIVER FAILURE = SICK PEOPLE
SICK PEOPLE + ALREADY DEGENERATING LIVER = ??? <you tell me.

Lastly, it is also psychological.
When you are old, you lose your independence. You become lonely. You don't look forward to the future because the only thing left is death. You don't work.
People fail to see this because we are all too caught up in our own youth.
We are still young and believe that this is only the beginning, there is still something to strive towards and we are constantly planning for our future.

To the elderly, it IS the future, and beyond that is their death.
Now put a depressed, malnourished elderly and stick them in a nursing home to be alone with fellow depressed, unhealthy elderly and then ask again why it is like this.

PS: If you are old, your whole body will eventually lose all its functions. Dopamine may degenerate and cause Parkinson's disease (loss of muscle function/control), or they may get dementia, Alzheimer's, etc.


Sadly I agree with you 100% since I live in the USA, but one thing for sure is I could never abuse my mom or dad when they are older ;_;

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Posted 1/11/09

juspasby wrote:

pussy is popular in all ages


Not if you're an old man who can't get an erection
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Posted 1/11/09

h3ntie wrote:


juspasby wrote:

pussy is popular in all ages


Not if you're an old man who can't get an erection


viagra.
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Posted 1/11/09

Teresa_Yuuki wrote:


h3ntie wrote:


juspasby wrote:

pussy is popular in all ages


Not if you're an old man who can't get an erection


viagra.


Wut viagra? Explain plox
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Posted 1/11/09

h3ntie wrote:


Teresa_Yuuki wrote:


h3ntie wrote:


juspasby wrote:

pussy is popular in all ages


Not if you're an old man who can't get an erection


viagra.


Wut viagra? Explain plox


g00gle it, buddy.
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