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I Have Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia
2019 - A year of opportunity
I wish each of the patients suffering from Dementia a Happy New Year. I pray you each have the most enjoyable year possible. I too have Alzheimer’s disease as well as FTD (frontal temporal dementia). I am 63 and was diagnosed with EOAD (Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease), in April 2005. I met with seven seperate specialist to confirm my diagnosis. At the time, I was 49 years old. I have lived with the disease for over 13 years and have continued to see my initial psychiatrist / neurologist.
I believe those of us living with Alzheimer’s for ten years or more and are still active, have a responsibility to provide hope for our fellow patients . Every year I can do less, however with Gods grace, I work twice as hard on the things I can do.
Welcome Bill, it's nice to meet you. I have been on this board for about ten years. At first, I thought I had Alzheimer's Disease but an amyviid PET scan showed no amyloid and thus ruled out AD. I have multiple medical issues which may account for my cognitive impairments. Like you, I have noticed progression of memory loss. Nevertheless, I will continue on my treatment regimen and hope to stay as healthy as I can for as long as I can.
I hope you continue to read and to post with us. Happy New Year!
Hello BI Bridgwater,
I was reading online about Alzheimer and I ran across your name a few times. Also, I saw pictures of you and your wife. I was your secretary at AT&T (financial department) in Colorado during the early 1980's. You were the best boss during my lifetime! I linked on to this site to say hello. My prayers are with you and I hope you have a blessed 2019!
I was pleased to read about your history and advice. I'm a newbie and still trying to get my arms wrapped around it. It's nice to hear people like yourself who have had ALZ/dementia for quite some time.
Happy New Year to you too!