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Old 06-01-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
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My 92 year old mother's twin sister

I just received an email today from my cousins. They had taken my 92 year old mother's twin sister for an Alzheimer's evaluation today. My mother was diagnosed last year. Her twin sister was diagnosed today. They would have made a great case study if they had been identified earlier and followed over the years. They live six hours from each other and each took a different path in life. My aunt was a homemaker and my mother was a teacher. My mother was very competitive and always involved in sports. Her twin sister never did any physical activity. Here they both are at 92 with the same diagnosis of Alzheimer's and both with good physical health otherwise.

 
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Re: My 92 year old mother's twin sister

Wow... what a story there is there Jannar. I wonder what part genetics played in their current situation. I am truly sorry that both your Mom and her sister are dealing with this horrible disease. I will keep your cousins and your aunt in my prayers along with you and your Mom.

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Old 06-02-2009, 03:23 AM   #3
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Re: My 92 year old mother's twin sister

Are they identical twins? if so they have practically the same hereditary characteristics. Interesting that they chose such different life styles.

My Mom's sister, 5 years younger, will be 96 in September. She is in perfect health except that she cannot hear. She still drives a car, goes for long walks, manages her own house and finances, and is fiercely independent. She is flying out (from SC) to Santa Fe next week (alone) to visit my cousin. She is the last of her generation. Lost my Mom and 2 brothers, and all the in-laws. But she has 2 of her own and 1 adopted child, and 6 grandchildren.

No sign of Dementia there, and I pray she won't get it.

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Martha

 
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