Worried about Alzheimers

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Registered: 09-10-2012
Worried about Alzheimers
Sun, 09-01-2013 - 10:54am

I am very worried about Alzheimers. My grandmother died from it and my mother shows signs of dementia. Both my mother's sisters also show signs of it. It is really very scary.  

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Community Leader
Registered: 11-15-2001
Thu, 09-05-2013 - 9:59pm

Hi, Jaynedo100, and welcome! My mother has Alzheimer's and I'm her caregiver. I do not envy anyone who has a loved one with this dreaded disease. I have researched Alzheimers to a great degree and am still learning how to deal with it. Webmd has an excellent article - Is Alzheimer's Disease Genetic? I do understand your worry that one day you may be stricken with Alzheimer's because I, too, wonder if I will be. Just an FYI, there are red flags to be aware of... Getting lost, loss of recent memory, forgetting simple words, poor judgment in financial matters and mood change. My mother has all these, plus some. Please let us know if there are questions you may have and/or if your're needing support. We're here for you!