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slongpitt
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 1/17/2006 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I just found out recently that my dad has Alzheimer's Disease.  He is only 67. He was diagnosed about 2 months ago, but things seem to be progressing quickly.  He is getting ready to retire, because work has become to much for him.  It is so sad to see someone you love go through this.  I also worry so much about my mom.  She is left with so much responsibility.  How long do most people live with Alzheimer's?

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/18/2006 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I first want to Welcome you to HW......as for the lifespan of those with AD I honestly dont think there is a set amount of time they live .........Snowy will no doubt be able to help you out with this one better than I .......My Mom has been with AD for a few yrs now and my step Dad just started going downhill real quick the last few months ........it is hard yes but we are here for support and honest empathy .........Keep posting and glad you found us .............in the yellow box at side there are resources that you are able to check out .......take care and God Bless.........Lyn
 
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   Posted 1/20/2006 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 1/20/2006 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum.A friend of mine whose wife has AD,said once he accepted he behaviour,everything was better.Denial is what causes the problems.Learn everything you can about  AD.I have the disease too,I've accepted it & just keep loiving.
SnowyLynne


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 1/20/2006 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I help where I can.Many people think once you have been diagnosed with AD you don't know anything,well If It's caught in the VERY begining like mine was,I can argue.lol.
SnowyLynne


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 1/20/2006 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Well some do swear we can't do anything,lol.
SnowyLynne


howlyncat aka Lyn
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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 1/23/2006 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   
We know that is not the case with you right Snowy...(lyn's Hubby)

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 1/23/2006 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you...................
SnowyLynne

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