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I Have Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia
Working with MCI
Thank you for any ideas you might be able to share with me. I appreciate being able to bounce this off of people with some experience!
Welcome, KKD. I invite you to post on the Younger Onset board. There are members there who are still working.
I suggest that you google "work accommodations for cognitive impairment" and get suggestions. You might also visit a post-stroke rehabilitation website for ideas on working after a brain injury. It's not exactly the same as MCI, but you can get some ideas.
Otherwise, I really don't have any suggestions for you on looking for work.
Iris -- Thank you for your reply. I'll try posting to the Younger Onset board to see if anybody there has ideas. And thank you for the tip for a Google search. I love Google! But you have to know what to search for to find what you need
I've been reading your posts in different threads -- lots of great ideas! I love that you are sharing your knowledge.
Mimi -- The allowance I have been making is in the type of job for which I am applying. I have been chosing jobs that don't require so much multitasking or long range planning and problem solving. The jury is still out on whether or not to apply for professional positions and then disclose my disability. I'm hoping somebody here might have experience with doing that and share how it worked for them.
I just read a book -- the title and author of which I can not recall (argh!) -- written by a guy with AD with took a professional position after diagnosis and it worked out okay for him. He disclosed once he had the position and was doing okay at the job.
Thank you for your reply!