I originally joined the forum in 2011 as my mum had memory problems. I got her to the memory clinic in 2013 and they said it was age related but as it seems to have got worse I finally got her to go back in Sep 2016. She was given an MRI scan 3 weeks later and on Monday we saw the consultant who says she has early stage Alzheimer's. She is 79 now.
I was expecting it so practically I was prepared. We did both LPoA in 2014 on the advice of Mum's friends and who originally advised I get her to the memory clinic. They are great as they are not only supportive to mum but me also. In December I moved into a flat about 200 yards from mum as she wouldn't consider moving in with me and my sons ( until I had sold the house then brought it up as an option). Mum is very independant /stubborn so as she is in a warden assisted flat it seems the best option.
So my main query is about the meds and what they do. The consultant said we had got the diagnosis very early. However reading the literature given, the meds mum was prescribed was Memantine which is supposedly for moderate to severe cases. Is this often prescribed in early cases? Apart from high blood pressure mum is fit and well and active.
I have been following the forums over the last 5 years and picked up a lot of tips which have been great but I think you may be seeing me around a lot more now.