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I Have Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia
New Members, please join us on the Younger Onset board
We have two boards for patients. Most of us post on the Younger Onset board, regardless of our ages. It is unfortunate that many members are Younger Onset.
Well, as many of you know, I'm well past the Early Onset age. Those diagnosed at a younger than normal age make up on a small proportion of those living with the disease. And those folks have usually had a harder than normal in getting diagnosed. Doctors are too much in denial that such a thing is possible and so time is lost.
And currently this board is not used much but it is still checked. So, post wherever you wish.
MY doctors are thinking early onsite dementia. I'm only 57. Really scared. Had the MRI now ready for test
Wecome to our world.
We're so glad you found us.
From your library, do ask for a copy of Doraiswamy and Gwyther of Duke University: The Alzheimer's Action Plan. You will learn about all the facets of a good diagnosis. All are important.
EJ. Do get in touch with your local Alz. office. Most have a peer to peer program where you a paired with a person with dementia. Having someone you can talk with any time can be so helpful.
We are here for new members and lurkers. Please join us on the Younger Onset board. Many YOAD members are waiting to meet you!
There are many members on the YOAD board waiting for the new members! Come join us!
Welcome. Im in the same boat as many others, and I have MCI. I do believe my last Neurologist felt I had EOAD, as he wanted me to start aricept, which he only prescribed after seeing my neuro cognitive test results. Sometime next month I will see a new neuro and see what he/she has to say.
Sorry you have to be here EJ, but I cant think of a better place to be to seek out others, and learn from their vast experiences. I know when I first found this site, I spent the entire day using the search feature and typed in question after question, and various topics, and found excellent answers.