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Fluid Intake


morddwyd

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Do you drink enough (not alcohol)?

I have already made an early New Year Resolution to up my fluid intake.

Yesterday early afternoon I was feeling decidedly seedy, and I realised that I had had nothing to drink since my early mowing tea, one cup, at about 7.00.

Nothing with breakfast, nothing mid-morning, nothing with lunch, and yet I didn’t feel thirsty, despite having ham for lunch.

When I remembered all the stories about dehydrated older people, I was quite chastened, and even if I hadn’t been my wife, who had no idea until I told her, made sure that I was!

So it’s now forget about feeling thirsty, and make it a deliberate routine.

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natdoor

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morddwyd

Some memory loss with age is almost universal. I am sure that we all worry about the possibility of dementia as we begin to notice that loss. Vascular dementia can be treated and I believe that the progress of Alzheimer's can be slowed with medication if diagnosed early.

I sincerely hope that neither of these is about to inflict you. There is one simple test that you can subject yourself to to give an indication of dementia. You have one minute in which to think of as many words as possible beginning with the same letter. You can't select the letter yourself so I am dipping into my scrabble bag and will draw out your letter. Ok, it is "Z". Your one minute starts now. Good luck.

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natdoor

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OK. Time is more than up. If you managed 16 to 20 words then that is fine. Of course, it's more difficult with Z although X actually was drawn so I rotated a couple of arms widershins to get Z and make it a bit easier. Try again with "G".

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Aitchbee

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morddwyd have you ever watched ...

...the 1973 "Columbo" episode "Double Exposure," in which Robert Culp (the bad guy) sets up someone for murder by placing subliminal images of beverages in a desert scene in an advertising film that he has created for his audience. When the "thirsty guy," portrayed by Robert Middleton, has to leave for a drink of water (to add to the thirst problem, Culp had been feeding him salty caviar), Culp is there waiting for him. Columbo, later sets up Culp by doing the same thing, by placing subliminal images in a film that Culp is watching. Columbo has placed images of detectives snooping around the room where the suspected murder weapon was. Culp then has to leave to see if it still there ... then he's nicked!

It's the best Columbo episode ever. [mouth-wateringly worth a look].

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spider9

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Aitchbee "mouth-wateringly worth a look"

But now you've told us the ending (and totally unusual, him getting 'nicked', who would ever have believed that?) - so you've spoiled the suspense!!

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Aitchbee

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spider9 - you're right, I need a glass of water. LOL!

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