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Younger-Onset AD or Other Dementia
recent mild cognitive imparement diagnosis
I am a 57 year old divorced father of 2 (16 and 12) and have recently diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This diagnosis occurred after several years of issues and since January of this year, had become much worse.
I am looking for assistance to get into some of the trial or how to get a better diagnosis and am having problems navigating web sites. Also, unfortunately my social network is almost non existent.
Welcome Chris! I'm sorry for the delay. Are you working with a dementia specialist neurologist? You can ask about beginning a trial of Aricept or Exelon patch. These memory medication may stabilize your memory and enable you to function better. This can allow you time to make plans for yourself and your minor children.
It has happened in the past that behaviors associated with dementia cause conflict to come up in a marriage. Many spouses consider divorce, some actually divorce. But once it appears that dementia is in the picture, the perspectives may change.
You will need some sort of support, from family or from professionals. The children will need support, also.
I hope you come back to your thread. Also, consider reaching out to a Care Consultant on the Helpline. Ask specifically to speak with a Care Consultant. She can help you find local resources in your area. The number is 800-272-3900. There is no charge for this telephone consultation.
I hope you keep posting. There is a lot to learn. I have more to tell you if you are still working.
Hi Chris I Hilo’s!
Hope you’re doing better than before!
I understand what you are going through.
I saw doctor not long ago and I’m told I’m continue to decline.
I’m told I have dementia is progressing.
I’m taking medicine to slow down progression so I can get better.