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    Funding

    My husband was 53 when diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. He was 56 last month. He was sectioned last November, which became a section 3 in December and he has now been in hospital for almost 5 months. The doctor says he is ready to be discharged so the "discharge coordinator" contacted...
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    Is Memantine a ‘good’ drug?

    My husband was put on Donepezil in September 2016 as soon as AD was diagnosed at the age of 53. The consultant neurologist who prescribed it said that it would give us up 6 - 9 months. The following February, a consultant psychiatrist prescribed Memantine in addition to the Donepezil. At the...
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    Where do all the younger onset dementia people go when they can no longer be cared for at home?

    This is my main worry too. My husband is 55 and was diagnosed 2 years ago, but he has deteriorated a lot recently and will soon need full time care to replace the 23.5 hours we currently get while I work full time. Our children are teenagers and there is no way they can help. We tried a day...
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    Right to know?

    Thank you everyone. Useful comments from you all, as usual. Thank goodness for TP. Our SW and clinical psychiatrist have agree to talk to our son. They know my opposition, so maybe they can persuade him to put off testing for now. He told me that he's getting a tattoo on his 18th birthday...
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    Right to know?

    My husband was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's last year, aged 53. His decline has been much faster than anyone imagined. Our children, now 15 and 17, have had difficulty coping and accepting, our son in particular. However, he has done some research and believes he has a 50% chance of...
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    intimacy

    Carrying on My other half was diagnosed with AZ last year and we are both now 54. There has been no sex for a long time which is down to me. I found it had become a function, not loving, and I also found it very difficult to change from being carer, almost his mother, to being his lover. We...
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    Stealing

    My husband is in this phase - I didn't know it was a phase until I read this chat - and it was one of the issues that alerted us to the personality change which lead to diagnosis and medication. Problem is that it has not stopped and the "culprit" is ALWAYS our 15 year old who is really...
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    Hello

    Thank you all Wow! What a response to my first post. Thanks to you all for your amazing kindness and generous support. I have arranged to speak with our SW who has agreed to speak to the school, but maybe I will ask for a meeting with the school and the SW together. our 15 year old is really...
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    Hello

    My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in June at the age of 53. We have two teenagers, 17 and 15 and it has been devastating.:( I thought having a diagnosis would help us understand and deal with his personality changes, but I'm not sure it has. And why does everyone seem to think that...