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I Have Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia
I use to be in Alz board a few years ago, now I'm getting my sister set up to receive support!
Welcome back Biddie. And of course we will welcome your sister. What was the process of er diagnosis?
And you do know that not all MCI's go on to full blown dementia. Has she had a PET scan or analysis of spinal cord fluid. The presence of amalyoid is not good. I don't know, but that may have a lot to do with it progresses and how fast.
Welcome to our online support group, Mo42. I know your sister Biddie is already being a great support to you. But here is a place where you can learn about your illness from people who are in the same situation as you. Your local chapter may have information on an in-person support group. Perhaps Biddie can help you find your local chapter. Please feel free to post when you have a question or a concern. Feel free to post also on the Younger Onset board.
Hello Iris, thanksfor responding. Bridget is with me now. I a m so lucky to have her support. The first thing I did was call Alz.. To my amazement, they only had support for caretaker s.
I purchased two books that are very helpful but it would be so nice to talk to another woman who is going through what I am going through .
Hello. Iris. How nice of you to respond. I am 76 years old and really struggling
with this ipad. Between trembling fingers and not tech savvy it is a real challenge for me.
The two books I am reading are " Early Alzheimer''" and "The End
Of Alzheimer's" which is very technical but optimistic.
Hi, Mo. Congratulations on using the iPad. I still use a computer; I haven't advanced to an iPad yet.
I have read both of those books. Dr. Bredesen's book is about what we on this board call Best Practices, which are lifestyle habits that help us function better and prolong the early stages. Of course, he goes into great detail. Personally, I have had success with Best Practices.
Are you able to get outside for activities? Can you manage your household and shopping?