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Diagnosed with Dementia at age 49
aeiland
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 12:01 PM
Joined: 1/19/2018
Posts: 8


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. 

Andrea. 


Mimi S.
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 7:44 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 6090


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.


jfkoc
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 8:32 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 14068


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,

 


aeiland
Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:28 PM
Joined: 1/19/2018
Posts: 8


Thank you!
Mimi S.
Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:37 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 6090


Aeiland,

what's going on in your life these days?


 
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