Where did my Granny go?

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denton1980
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   Posted 3/30/2006 1:38 AM (GMT -6)   
My Grandmother had AD and passed a few years ago. There were not many of the large family that were willing to help out with her. I helped a good bit, I would go give my mother a break for about 4 to 6 hours a day almost every day. The last year and a half not only did she not recognize me ,I did not recognize her. The Granny I knew was so meek and would never say a foul word yet the woman I watched would call me the B word and slap me when I wouldn't let her go out the front door. Once she went in the kitchen to cook and she was cutting up bananas into a pan of water, when Iasked her what she was making she tried to stab me. We had to turn off the gas , hide all sharp objects and learn to take a slap.
It would break my heart when she would sit on the front porch waiting for PawPaw to come home from work because PawPaw had died over 20 years earlier. She would get so mad at me because she wanted to cook supper for him and she couldn't use the stove.Now I have an Aunt with the same problem. I want to know if anyone knows what the chances of me getting AD are since at least 3 people (that we know of) in my Grandmas family have already been diagnosed. I have always had memory problems, since my early thirties, I was just wondering if I should prepare to one day be like Granny?

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 3/30/2006 2:46 AM (GMT -6)   
You can be tested for the APOE 4 gene.It's expensive.Talk to your Dr.
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/30/2006 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
If you are that worried I would do the test that Snowy posted..........I am sorry about your grandma and now your aunt..........I just lost my Mom last week........Know you are a good soul and a kind person for helping out even when things got really difficult......This DD hurts so many and robs them of so much.......Stick around and get some support this is a great place ........God Bless........Lyn
 
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 3/30/2006 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Bless your heart Denton.

That had to be really hard. My dad has AD, and while he is occassionally verbally abusive, he has never acted out physically.

I too worry about the possibility of one day succombing to this disease as I also have some membery problems. The best thing I saw in your post is that the incidents of AD seemed to come from only one side of your family, which would give hope that you had AD free genes from the other side.

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   Posted 3/31/2006 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks sis I missed that ..I am still a wee bit in a fog ya know.......God Bless....Lyn
 
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   Posted 4/2/2006 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Denton..hope to see you post soon ...thinking about you........God Bless......Lyn
 
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   Posted 4/4/2006 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Denton ........still waiting to hear about what is going on .......we are looking forward to your post........God Bless.....Lyn
 
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