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HopeFloats
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   Posted 3/31/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lyn -
 
You were diagnosed 8 years ago - that sure does give me hope
You are on generic Razadyne - how much do you take
What other secrets can you share ........ :-)

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 3/31/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I was actually dx at age 57 in 1998.When I was 65 I decided I was doing too well so told my Neuro how I felt & he agreed I needed further testing.It came out Vascular Dementia.I had been on 24mg(theraputic dose) of Galentimine(generic Razadyne).I am now on 16mg a day.
Ask anything you want of me.If I can I will answer you........
SnowyLynne


HopeFloats
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   Posted 3/31/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
What kind of test did they perform to find out it was vascular dementia?

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 3/31/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I was sent to a shrink & he had all types of different tests for me.A royal pain,lol......I have some ADHD too added to the mix...It's not bad I just fail to pay attention as I should....
SnowyLynne


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 4/3/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
If you will ask specific questions I might be able to answer you.I just can't think of anything off hand,LOL.......

SnowyLynne


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 4/4/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
If you don't ask you won't know.
SnowyLynne


HopeFloats
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   Posted 4/5/2009 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning SnowyLyn,

My husband had a PET scan done and is neurologist just blurted out  Alzheimer's - no explanation, very nonchalant like oh yeah AD life goes on - he has also had a spinal tap and we are waiting for the results of the tau protein - how sure do you think he can be that it is definetly AD and not some other form of Dementia - do all forms of dementia turn out the same - with the same problems and outcome or can you live for a long time - maybe just a little confused -     HopeFloats

Also what type of tests did the psychologist do?


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 4/5/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
All dementias are different yet the same.I have Vascular Dementia.It's different in each person as no 2 are alike at the same time.
I did math,spelling,pictures,writing.I don't know what all the diff.tests indicated,but I was told not to think about having AD.ADHD is also in the mix but I rarely think about the negative I keep positive as much as I can.
Stress is bad for anyone with dementia,don't argue,don't push to make us remember things as we can't.Redirect as much as you can.BTW I'm LYNNE not LYN.


SnowyLynne


HopeFloats
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   Posted 4/5/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry bout the LYN, Lynne :-)
I am positive and so is my husband - we are still waiting to get the spinal tap results back - his philosophy is let's not worry until we have to - he is busy doing things around our house - he has a great attitude - thanks for all of your input...

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 4/5/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
He has the battle 1/2 won with the good attitude.....
SnowyLynne

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