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I Have Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia
Diagnosed with Dementia at age 49
I was recently diagnosed last August with Dementia and they are still trying to figure it all out. I am going to a speech therapist, a psych therapist, and am scheduled for a sleep study. They are trying to R/O sleep deprivation an depression, but I wasn't depressed before my diagnosis. My Neuro doc give me this website to see if I can get some support with filling for disability, but that scares me too!
Any suggestions or input is appreciated.
Welcome to our world Aeiland; we're so glad you foud us. Sounds as though your team is trying many different things to help you. All have helped others in the past.
Do call out help line: 1-800-272-3900 and ask about applying for disability. If yu just feel like talking about you, that's fine.
Do try the Younger Onset Board. It's more active now, and designed for folks like you.
WElcome from me too. I also suggest you post on Younger onset as well as any of the other boards.
All I know about filing is that there seems to be concern as to when to file in relationship to your job,
what's going on in your life these days?
You will need to quit work first which my neuropyyschologist said to do ASAP and concentrate on my health and maintaining as long as possible.
This is the thread I am referencing on the
spouse/partner forum that has to do with getting matters in order and applying for social security. There are probably also other threads about work accommodations
that will be useful to you, that others can send to you, or that you may find by using the search engine on this website.
Welcome to our group, lollyred. I'm sorry you have received a diagnosis of Pick's Disease. I hope you will come back and continue to share.