Does my da have Alzheimer's

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Freeloader
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   Posted 5/22/2006 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm new to this forum and would like some advice.  My dad is a very intelligent person. However, for the last year or so my family has noticed a marked decline in his ability to comprehend things and it seems to get noticiable more and more on a monthly basis.  How would you go about getting tested for this terriable desease.  Could it be somthing other than Alzheimer's?
Thanks for your response.
Jim

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 5/22/2006 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I suggest you have his Dr.have him see a Neurologist for testing.He will be tested for everything.Sometimes an off kilter thyroid,or anemia can cause mental breakdown,but It's nice to be sure..................
SnowyLynne


Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/22/2006 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jim and Welcome to HW......Glad you have found us and I am really glad Snowy posted to you ...........It is a horrid disease and I looked after Mom til a couple of months ago when she passed away ....now my step dad is the one I am looking after ..he has declined rapidly compared to how Mom's was........he is getting worse each day and I feel in my heart it shall prob not be long til he goes to Mom and his Maker.Thay were together for over 40 yrs and I know he is heartbroken even if his mind isnt all that it use to be .............he will go with me to Wednesday market or soon we shall be going fishing ,something we have done together since I was 9 or so ......Anyways Jim I would do as Snowy suggessted have your Dad see a Neurologist just to find out for sure what is going on and please do come back and post also there are alot of threads well worth reading on here .....Padraig's is a good one 'Message To Send"......I will bump some more up for you .........take care and God Bless......Lyn
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/25/2006 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Jim I just posted to you in A/P.....How is your dad and have any tests been set up yet .....God Bless.Lyn
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