Lately, my levels have been all messed up, and I find myself waking up without realizing I had fallen asleep or jittery because my heart is pounding like a jackhammer over just the thought of doing something.
As I was discussing this with my mother along with my great-aunt’s current failing condition, I realized I had not updated her on my medical information in quite some time. As I explained the new findings and terms, I also describe the possible outcomes, one of which was, that those with these medical conditions are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
Now if this is true, and we use my family as examples I would say that those of us who are more prone to manic are destined for Alzheimer’s. My mother is already showing signs of this as she is well past the stage of sometimer’s and hasn’t even reached old age yet. Those of us who are prone to the depression and anxiety side will be heading towards Dementia – like my great-aunt.
My mother was less than enthused at these findings but laughed when I told her that at least we knew where we were going and could have fun along the way.
So remember – If we are going to hell in a handbasket – don’t cower – hang over the edge and enjoy the ride!