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Carenpolar
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   Posted 6/25/2015 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Well If I start to talk and I cant get words out

Could this be dementia?


yes- I am going to a dr., but a long wait until I see him

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 6/29/2015 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you give us a lot more information?

Does this happen with every sentence? Do you evently get the words out?

Do you feel like you know what you want to say but can't remember the words?

Carenpolar
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   Posted 6/29/2015 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
start and lose the rest of the sentence(3 words are lost)

I am a senior lady 68 other times .I cant start the sentence at all
cant spell a word..


I have Bipolar and taking medicine for it

ps-very educated

ps-married

Red_34
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   Posted 7/6/2015 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I can be from a variety of things - from your medication, dehydration, hormones and yes possibly dementia. It's good that you are seeing the doctor. When is your appointment?
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Carenpolar
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   Posted 7/8/2015 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
went to DR- and tested me of presidents-

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   Posted 7/11/2015 5:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Carenpolar, I can understand your fear. I have a calendar for appointments and a "To Do List." Watching the Glen Campbell Documentary and "Still Alice" was informative but also scary. My doctor gave me the screening and the last question was name a brand of pencil. I said a Detroit Tigers pencil I bought for the Grandkids. :-) I passed 100%.

One thing he said was my brain is cluttered with so much information that it may take time to remember things. He didn't seem concerned. Actually I think my husband forgets more things than I do. The again, aging, lack of sleep, dehydration, and Xanax might be the problem? I so fear getting AL. My Aunt got it at 79 years old.

It's hard to gage what is "normal" and what are warning signs. Good luck at your appointment. Exactly what will the doctor(s) do?
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