• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.

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Early onset Alzheimer's??

Jazzguitar

Registered User
Mar 2, 2016
16
I am a 63 years man in Plymouth Devon. I am very forgetful and I hardly sleep.My Mother has Alzheimer's. Should I see my GP? Thank you. Neville
 

Spamar

Registered User
Oct 5, 2013
7,030
Suffolk
Neville, you are under stress, looking after your mother. Forgetfulness is part of the territory! If gp will give you something to relieve stress, slowing you to sleep, then go.
 

Jazzguitar

Registered User
Mar 2, 2016
16
Thank you. from Nevillle

I will go see my GP. ]Neville, you are under stress, looking after your mother. Forgetfulness is part of the territory! If gp will give you something to relieve stress, slowing you to sleep, then go.[/QUOTE]
 

Patrioted

Registered User
Jul 4, 2017
23
I am a 63 years man in Plymouth Devon. I am very forgetful and I hardly sleep.My Mother has Alzheimer's. Should I see my GP? Thank you. Neville
Yes, see your GP and ask for a referral to see a neurologist or geriatric psychiatrist that specializes in Alzheimer's if you are concerned. A GP does not really have the requisite training and skills to make a proper Alzheimer's diagnosis. Do this if for no other reason then to put your mind at rest. It could be normal age related forgetfulness, and probably is, but it could also be Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) associated with early stage Alzheimer's. If so, you need to know that as early as possible so that you can get on doneprizil when it can actually do you some good.