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The effect of cumulative helicopter flight time on the human body

Old 29th Nov 2023, 09:57
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I am at present putting through a claim against MOD for high tone loss and tinnitus, based on Wessex SAR 'open window noise'. Slow process. I'll let you know here how it goes. Not expecting decision until mid 2024.

There's cash in the pot to be claimed, for hearing loss. One needs to have served post 1987.
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Old 29th Nov 2023, 10:26
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Originally Posted by onehunglow
I am at present putting through a claim against MOD for high tone loss and tinnitus, based on Wessex SAR 'open window noise'. Slow process. I'll let you know here how it goes. Not expecting decision until mid 2024.

There's cash in the pot to be claimed, for hearing loss. One needs to have served post 1987.
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Old 29th Nov 2023, 13:35
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Tcamiga raises a good question about a terrible affliction.....Dementia.

I was the care giver for my Mom in her last years and she suffered from extreme dementia in the last two years of her life.

Probably the saddest day of my life was when in a moment of clarity she told me she was losing her cognitive abilities and knew there was nothing she could do about....and that was fairly early on in the process.

She lived to be 97 years old which can attest to her physical condition but the serious Dementia was evident for about ten years.....those years that were beyond the typical "Old Timers Disease" of short term memory loas.

We all have those moments when we walk into a room and wonder why we did.....to then remember and attend to our business..

I am 75 and have had my Primary Care Provider do a Cognitive Ability Test on me each year now for the past few years just has a precaution thinking of my Mom's problems.

It it were an IQ, Sanity, Hearing Test I would no doubt fail....but so far I am still able to find my way back home.

If you even remotely suspect you are having problems do not hesitate to talk to your family and friends and ask them if they notice any change in you.

Also, don't fail to ask for your Doctor to do a Cognitive Ability Test on you.

Dementia, Alzheimers, or other mental afflictions are terrible things to see in anyone and the sooner one knows of the problem the better off you are.

The progression usually is fairly slow and there are treatments that help.

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Old 29th Nov 2023, 16:04
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We have an elderly neighbour who is sadly in the grip of progressive dementia. We’ve looked out for her and her male partner for some years. She’s over 80 years old; her partner ten years older. She was always very busy and worked and drove until her mid seventies. The first thing we knew about her problem was when she came over to see us and told us that she’d been diagnosed as such. She wanted to tell us while she could. Thankfully they have multiple family carers so we don’t need to be involved so much these days; we have family care problems of our own. Occasionally she turns up here. We sit her down, give her a cup of tea and let her make a fuss of the dogs, who are always happy to see her. Meanwhile, one of us goes over to inform her partner that she’s with us. She often reverts to memories of an abusive relationship she had and confuses her present partner with the previous one. We try to help her calm down and then walk her back home. It’s a very cruel, long term disease which affects others as much as the individual.
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Old 30th Nov 2023, 02:08
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Becareful of fraudulent and worthless approved Alzheimers drugs. Here. Here. And here. All because of this.
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